radiative

[ rey-dee-ey-tiv ]
/ ˈreɪ diˌeɪ tɪv /
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adjective

giving off radiation.

Nearby words

  1. radiation pyrometer,
  2. radiation resistance,
  3. radiation sickness,
  4. radiation therapy,
  5. radiational cooling,
  6. radiative capture,
  7. radiative zone,
  8. radiator,
  9. radiator grille,
  10. radiatory

Also ra·di·a·to·ry [rey-dee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈreɪ di əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of radiative

First recorded in 1830–40; radiat(ion) + -ive

Related formsnon·ra·di·a·tive, adjectivesub·ra·di·a·tive, adjectiveun·ra·di·a·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for radiative

radiative

radiatory (ˈreɪdɪətərɪ, -trɪ)

/ (ˈreɪdɪətɪv) /

adjective

physics emitting or causing the emission of radiationa radiative collision
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Word Origin and History for radiative

radiative

adj.

"having a tendency to radiate," 1820, from radiate (v.) + -ive. Related: Radiativity.

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