blackbody radiation

The electromagnetic radiation that a perfect blackbody would give off at a given temperature. A warm blackbody would emit radiation with a higher average frequency than a cooler one.

Nearby words

  1. blackbirding,
  2. blackboard,
  3. blackboard jungle,
  4. blackboard learn,
  5. blackbody,
  6. blackbuck,
  7. blackburn,
  8. blackburn with darwen,
  9. blackburnian warbler,
  10. blackbutt

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