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radiation

Pronunciation: /ˌreɪdiˈeɪʃən/

Translation of radiation in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 [Physics/Física] radiación (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [levels/leakage] de radiación
    Example sentences
    • The total spectrum of solar radiation comprises ultraviolet radiations, visible light, and infra-red radiations, in order of increasing electromagnetic wavelengths.
    • A radioactive source will emit these radiations at various frequencies, depending on its activity and its decay mode.
    • This foil doesn't do very well in the air, but it protected it from meteorites and from the ultraviolet radiations from the sun.
  • 2 (process of radiating) irradiación (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Because it uses sound waves instead of radiation, ultrasound is safer than X-rays.
    • When taken up by obstacles, beta particles produce a more penetrative secondary radiation known as bremsstrahlung.
    • We now know that invisible forces do control some things: gravity, radiation, electricity.

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