actinic ray

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n actinic ray electromagnetic radiation that can produce photochemical reactions
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Usage

In literature:

It should be added that some people stand these actinic rays better than others.
"The Land of Footprints" by Stewart Edward White
For it is not heat that kills, but the actinic power of rays unfiltered by a long slant through the earth's atmosphere.
"The Leopard Woman" by Stewart Edward White
They have power to cause chemical changes, hence are known as the chemical or actinic rays.
"Hero Tales of the Far North" by Jacob A. Riis
Above the violet rays are other invisible rays, such as the actinic influence.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
Such glass does not transmit appreciably the so-called actinic or chemical rays.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
At each end of the solar spectrum the chemist can detect the presence of what are known as 'actinic' rays.
"The Best Ghost Stories" by Various
The question is, then, what teaching concern in America supplies the best quality of actinic ray?
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
If you recall, we spoke about the actinic rays which cause the chemical changes on the photographic plate.
"The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Actinic rays, 184, 185.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
The effect of this is to turn the white parts to a brilliant yellow, quite impervious to actinic rays.
"Notes and Queries, Number 207, October 15, 1853" by Various
And there could be chemical action with the air, under the actinic rays.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
The clouds act as a screen and filter out actinic rays.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
The sun's actinic rays could burn, and so could the sand-driving wind.
"Voyage To Eternity" by Milton Lesser
These are the places which have been exposed to the strongest actinic rays.
"Harper's Round Table, May 21, 1895" by Various
An actinic ray from the lantern striking the plate will fog it.
"Harper's Round Table, May 28, 1895" by Various
And his eyes made her understand what was meant by actinic rays.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
ACTINOM'ETER, an instrument for measuring the intensity of the sun's actinic rays.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
The sun came up right glorious and gave us the benefit of its full actinic rays for the whole day.
"Six Prize Hawaiian Stories of the Kilohana Art League:"
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