- giving off radiation.
Also ra·di·a·to·ry [rey-dee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈreɪ di əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.
Origin of radiative
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Examples from the Web for radiative
It may be connected with the radiative intensity of the star, or its age, or both.
Equally important is the inquiry into the mechanism of radiative equilibrium in sun and stars.
For more complex molecules the radiative and absorptive powers are known to be much greater.
Its evolution is not in one continuous line, but is radiative from one common centre, and is dispersive.The Idea of God in Early Religions
F. B. Jevons
Both surfaces appear to be metallic; what, then, is the cause of the observed difference in their radiative power?Fragments of science, V. 1-2
radiatory (ˈreɪdɪətərɪ, -trɪ)
- physics emitting or causing the emission of radiationa radiative collision
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Word Origin and History for radiative
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