Definition of emission in English:
- This random emission of photons leaves the resulting electron beam with a fuzzy, rather than a sharply defined focus.
- Radioactivity is the process of emission of radiation as a radioactive material changes form, often to a different element.
- Radiation emission from mobile phones must be cut by 80 per cent, a group of UK MPs said yesterday.
An emission is literally something sent out, coming from Latin emittere ‘to send out’. An emissary (early 17th century) is a person sent out, and comes from Latin emissarius ‘scout, spy’, from emittere. Emit (early 17th century) is from the same source.
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