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  1. serving to emit.
  2. pertaining to emission.
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Origin of emissive

First recorded in 1730–40; emiss(ion) + -ive
Related formsun·e·mis·sive, adjective
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  • Between these two extreme positions, how does the diminution of the emissive power operate?

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    Francois Arago

  • The fraction E measures the emissive power of the body for that particular wave-length, and cannot be greater than unity.