[ em-uh-siv-i-tee, ee-muh- ]
/ ˌɛm əˈsɪv ɪ ti, ˈi mə- /
the ability of a surface to emit radiant energy compared to that of a black body at the same temperature and with the same area.
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Examples from the Web for emissivity
The emissivity increases with the temperature, else no state of thermal equilibrium could be reached.
British Dictionary definitions for emissivity
/ (ɪmɪˈsɪvɪtɪ, ˌɛm-) /
a measure of the ability of a surface to radiate energy; the ratio of the radiant flux emitted per unit area to that emitted by a black body at the same temperatureSymbol: ε
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