exposure to the sun's rays, especially as a process of treatment.
Origin of insolation1
First recorded in 1605–15, insolation
is from the Latin
(stem of insōlātiō
). See insolate
solar radiation received at the earth's surface.
Origin of insolation2
in(coming) sol(ar radi)ation
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Examples from the Web for insolation
Historical Examples of insolation
On the 21st of June there are therefore two maxima of insolation, one at lat.
They also have the minimum amount of insolation for the whole year.
The tropical zone has the least annual variation of insolation.
Length of the period of basking is determined not only by amounts of insolation and temperature but also by the size of the snake.
These last conditions can be readily traced to the effects of insolation and radiation near the ground.
British Dictionary definitions for insolation
the quantity of solar radiation falling upon a body or planet, esp per unit area
exposure to the sun's rays
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The solar radiation striking Earth or another planet.
The rate of delivery of solar radiation per unit of horizontal surface.
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