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[ree-rey-dee-ey-shuh n]
  1. Physics. radiation emitted as a consequence of a previous absorption of radiation.
  2. Radio. retransmission of signals, a source of interference, due to frequency oscillations in a radio receiver.
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Origin of reradiation

First recorded in 1880–85; re- + radiation
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Historical Examples of reradiation

  • On such nights the reradiation of energy is not apparent in the traces of the thermographs.

    Comparative Ecology of Pinyon Mice and Deer Mice in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

    Charles L. Douglas

British Dictionary definitions for reradiation


  1. radiation resulting from the previous absorption of primary radiation
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