the ability of a surface to emit radiation expressed as the radiant flux emitted per unit area at a specified point on the surfaceSymbol: M e
Around the Web: Mandela’s Literary Legacy and Tongue Twisters
Did you know there is a “color of the year”? For 2014, it’s “radiant orchid.” Nelson Mandela’s literary legacy from The Guardian. The Acoustical Society of America announced the most difficult tongue twister in the English language: Pad kid poured curd pulled cod. More at The Week. You will never believe what the launch code was for the US nuclear arsenal — for 20 years. …
Read more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012