[ neer-in-fruh-red ]
/ nɪərˌɪn frəˈrɛd /
the shorter wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation in the infrared region of the spectrum, extending from about 0.75 to 2.5 micrometers, usually radiation reflected from plant materials.
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- near thing,
- near to one's heart,
- near-death experience,
- near-earth object,
- near-market research,
Also called near-red radiation [neer-red] /ˈnɪərˈrɛd/, solar infrared radiation.
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