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insolation

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[ in-soh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn soʊˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun
exposure to the sun's rays, especially as a process of treatment.
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Origin of insolation

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

Other definitions for insolation (2 of 2)

insolation2
[ in-soh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn soʊˈleɪ ʃən /

noun Meteorology.
solar radiation received at the earth's surface.

Origin of insolation

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in(coming)sol(ar radi)ation
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British Dictionary definitions for insolation

insolation
/ (ˌɪnsəʊˈleɪʃən) /

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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Scientific definitions for insolation

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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