noun Also x ray, X ray.
- Often x-rays. a form of electromagnetic radiation, similar to light but of shorter wavelength and capable of penetrating solids and of ionizing gases.
- such radiation having wavelengths in the range of approximately 0.1–10 nanometers.
verb (used with object)
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"He brought Ray Charles to the mix as an influence on rock & roll," E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt once raved.
An x-ray two hours later confirms my hunch: my tibia (the big bone behind the shin) is snapped clean in two.
This is admittedly a loaded question, but do you feel James Earl Ray really killed Martin Luther King Jr.?Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History|Marlow Stern|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thanks to CompStat and strategies added by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, crime continued to decline.
“Getting out of X band is on option,” said one senior Air Force official.Pentagon Worries That Russia Can Now Outshoot U.S. Stealth Jets|Dave Majumdar|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He thought they were now in touch with our troops at "X" but that they had been through some hard fighting to get there.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
W was a Watchman, and guarded the door; X was expensive, and so became poor.
A ray of Consciousness is passed over that impression and you re-read it, you re-awaken the record.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Gordon turned his pleading eyes on his old friend without a ray of concession; but for a moment he hesitated.Confidence|Henry James
Presently a ray of inspiration dispelled the cloud from the features of the battered man.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for x-ray
- electromagnetic radiation emitted when matter is bombarded with fast electrons. X-rays have wavelengths shorter than that of ultraviolet radiation, that is less than about 1 × 10 –8 metres. They extend to indefinitely short wavelengths, but below about 1 × 10 –11 metres they are often called gamma radiation
- (as modifier)X-ray astronomy
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A photograph or image obtained through the use of x-rays. An x-ray is taken when an image of internal body structures (such as bones or organs) is needed to diagnose disease or determine the extent of injuries.