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insolation

1

[ in-soh-ley-shuhn ]

noun

  1. exposure to the sun's rays, especially as a process of treatment.


insolation

2

[ in-soh-ley-shuhn ]

noun

, Meteorology.
  1. solar radiation received at the earth's surface.

insolation

/ ˌɪnsəʊˈleɪʃən /

noun

  1. the quantity of solar radiation falling upon a body or planet, esp per unit area
  2. exposure to the sun's rays
  3. former name for sunstroke


insolation

/ ĭn′sō-lāshən /

  1. The solar radiation striking Earth or another planet.
  2. The rate of delivery of solar radiation per unit of horizontal surface.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of insolation1

First recorded in 1605–15, insolation is from the Latin word insōlātiōn- (stem of insōlātiō ). See insolate, -ion

Origin of insolation2

in(coming) sol(ar radi)ation

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Example Sentences

The intensity and seasonal distribution of insolation are prime factors on which many important results hinge.

At the pole there is one maximum at the summer solstice, and no insolation at all while the sun is below the horizon.

Hence the amount of insolation received at this latitude is greater than that received on the equinox at the equator.

These circles may, however, serve fairly well as boundaries, because of their importance from the point of view of insolation.

The values of insolation are shown by the vertical distance above the plane of the two margins.

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