visible light

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n visible light (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
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Usage

In literature:

Nothing below the horizon was visible save a light which was still burning in the cottage of Susan Nunsuch.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
I could fancy all these things creeping back to visibility as the light grew dim.
"Certain Personal Matters" by H. G. Wells
The stern light is similar to the masthead, but its light must not be visible forward of the beam.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
Not a single light was visible.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
There was no light visible in the rear room, nor any sound of movement within.
"The Devil's Own" by Randall Parrish
Not a light was visible, nor could I decipher any real outline of the vessel.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
The moon was shining brightly and a good deal of country was visible in its silvery light.
"At Ypres with Best-Dunkley" by Thomas Hope Floyd
The horse behind was creeping up now, and his open nostrils were visible past the light hair blowing about Judith's neck.
"Crittenden" by John Fox, Jr.
An amber light lay on the visible world.
"The Lady of Fort St. John" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
There were no lights visible in his own abode.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
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In poetry:

'I think,' she added lightly,
'I'll look out at the door.
The ring the moon wears nightly,
May be visible now no more.
"The Moth-Signal (On Egdon Heath)" by Thomas Hardy
Not visible not invisible,
Removed by dayless night,
Did it ever fly its ground
Out of fancy into light,
Into space to replace
Its unwritable decease?
"Yes And No" by Laura Riding Jackson
Calmly on! the grave's dormitory
Hath its sweet visions of hope and glory;
Heaven shall cheer its stillness deep,
Heaven shall watch its holy sleep;
O'er it a brighter sun shall rise
Than ever lighted the visible skies.
"Winter: Friday Morning" by John Bowring
To-night I saw three maidens on the beach,
Dark-robed descending to the sea,
So slow, so silent of all speech,
And visible to me
Only by that strange drift-light, dim, forlorn,
Of the sun's wreck and clashing surges born.
"Ibant Obscuræ" by Thomas Edward Brown
All little ones were dear to him, for light from Paradise
Seemed falling on him through their pure and innocent eyes;
The very flowers that fringed cool streams, and gemmed
the dewy sod,
To his rapt vision seemed like the visible smiles of God.
"The Brothers" by Marietta Holley

In news:

Banner's K50 Beacon Light is designed for high visibility and indoor, outdoor applications, helping with industrial human-machine interactions.
For more information about Visible Light , visit: www. visiblelight .com.
3D, WindowWalls, Visible Light Communication, and More.
UV/ Visible Light -Curing Silicone.
A new group of adhesives have been developed that cure under visible light (405-nm wavelength).
Cyclists can enhance their visibility through clothing, lights, reflective materials and behavior.
This might be the only Christmas light display visible from space.
Cyclists can enhance their visibility through clothing, lights, reflective materials and behavior.
Manufacturers of high-priced headlight bulbs are touting brighter light and greater visibility down the road, which is alluring for drivers, but are they much different than standard bulbs.
But instead of visible light, suppose you had the ability to see only low-energy microwaves.
Visible cyclists announce their presence with lights.
NASA's day-light band satellite view of the Earth's lights at night give visible images of densely populated and scarce areas of land and sea.
Experts say for the best visibility avoid bright lights.
While towing, a simple way to make sure your trailer is visible to others is sidemarker lights.
These photons are shorter in wavelength and higher in energy than visible light.
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In science:

It does not correspond to the maximum of the light curve, since it is possible – indeed likely – that even at its maximum flux the visible surface of the star is still affected by spots.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
They speculate that in the hotter pM atmosphere, gaseous TiO and VO absorbs the visible star light above the infrared photosphere, thus causing a temperature inversion, whereas in the pL classes, the temperature is low enough for TiO and ViO to condensate out of the gas phase.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
With a temperature of 80,000 K, the 0.66 M⊙ white dwarf in SDSS J0821+4559 is the hottest white dwarf known in an eclipsing PCEB and a reflection component is easily visible in the CSS light curve.
Eclipsing Post Common Envelope Binaries from the Catalina Surveys
Very high extinctions (AV ≥ 40 mag) make them impossible to observe in visible light with highresolution spectrographs.
Angular Momentum Evolution of Young Stars: Toward a Synthesis of Observations, Theory, and Modeling
In §6 we derive images of visible light polarization brightness and H I Lyα intensities from our model, and we compare our results with observations.
The Effect of Proton Temperature Anisotropy on the Solar Minimum Corona and Wind
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