insolation

1
[in-soh-ley-shuh n]

noun

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

Origin of insolation

1
First recorded in 1605–15, insolation is from the Latin word insōlātiōn- (stem of insōlātiō). See insolate, -ion

insolation

2
[in-soh-ley-shuh n]

noun Meteorology.

solar radiation received at the earth's surface.

Origin of insolation

2
in(coming) sol(ar radi)ation
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insolation

noun

the quantity of solar radiation falling upon a body or planet, esp per unit area
exposure to the sun's rays
former name for sunstroke
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insolation in Science

insolation

[ĭn′sō-lāshən]

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