• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • irradiance That which irradiates or is irradiated; luster; splendor; irradiation; brilliancy.
    • irradiance The act of irradiating; emission of rays of light.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Colored diamonds are caused by impurities such as nitrogen (yellow), boron (blue). With red diamonds being due to deformities in the structure of the stone, and green ones being the result of irradiation.
    • n irradiance The act of irradiating; emission of rays of light.
    • n irradiance An appearance of radiated light; luster; splendor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Irradiance the throwing of rays of light on (any object): that which irradiates or is irradiated: beams of light emitted: splendour
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From irradiant


In literature:

But she irradiated good nature and that was something.
"Stubble" by George Looms
A smile irradiates his sallow face as he makes himself acquainted with its contents.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
We have no form nor feeling of our own, forsooth; we but give back the irradiation we receive.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
An irradiation of beauty was spread over her face.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
His face had grown still whiter but upon it there was already an irradiation of joy.
"The Silver Butterfly" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
It irradiates the world.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
A quick flush irradiated Jean's clear face.
"The Prodigal Father" by J. Storer Clouston
The woman turned, gazing up the track towards Samarang, and the vivid sunlight irradiated her face with startling clearness.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
To make sure, however, she took one more sip of the new supply, and, irradiated with smiles, made a great concession.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
Something irradiated her, softened her, warmed her.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine

In poetry:

Then over the humble place
Where the Royal Babe was laid,
Did the "Star of the East," blest Bethlehem's star,
Irradiate no more to fade.
"The Christ Child" by Mary Weston Fordham
Shall Godhead dream a transient thing?
Strives He for that which now He lacks?
Shall Law's dominion melt as wax
As touch of Hope's irradiant wing?
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
Nay, but we MUST! No tiny bud
But thrills with rapture at the flood
Of fresh young life which stirs to-day.
The same wild thrill irradiates our blood;
Why hint of "May"?
"May" by Susan Coolidge
Now sudden her face like an angel's appears,
Irradiant beams shot around,
Bright stars seem'd descending in shoals from the spheres,
And spangled with di'monds the ground.
"Edmund And Anna" by Charlotte Dacre
What's Female Beauty, but an Art divine,
Through which the Mind's all gentle Graces shine?
They like the Sun irradiate all between;
The Body charms, because the Mind is seen.
"Female Beauty" by Mark Akenside
So soon he fell, the world will never know
What possibilities within him lay,
What hopes irradiated his young life,
With high ambition and with ardor rife;
But ah! the speedy summons came, and so
He passed away.
"The Student Gone" by Hattie Howard

In news:

The suggested solutions involved irradiating the plutonium into the form of a mixed plutonium oxide, or MOX, in a nuclear reactor.
Neo-Neon Launches Ilumenite and Irradiant for America at LDI.
Action was taken after cats died or got sick from eating irradiated dry food.
Food irradiation research at Iowa State University will continue in partnership with a Sioux City company, as the campus makes plans to suspend the operations of its irradiation facility to address expected state budget cuts.
GMA says irradiation is safe.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) released Food Irradiation : A Guide for Consumers, Policymakers and the Media, a science policy white paper.
Not if ground beef were irradiated .
In addition, the organization reports, the number of supermarkets that offer irradiated meat has jumped from 84 in June of 2000 to 7,000 stores in 50 retail chains today.
And "Is irradiated ground beef safe".
There is nowhere in it that says the ground beef is irradiated .
The refrigerated shelf-life of vacuum-packaged beef sirloin cuts irradiated to 2 kGy more than doubled, from about four weeks for non- irradiated product stored at 0°C to 10 weeks for irradiated product stored at 4°C (Niemand et al.
This standard currently mandates that constant irradiance by maintained by controlling and monitoring the voltage supply to the furnace.
Irradiated by the pulsar 's intense X-rays, the star's outer layers puff up to make it about 20 percent larger than a star of its mass and age should be.
Since then, the group has shelled out close to $35,000 -- or about $5,000 per building -- to irradiate the spires of seven churches throughout the city.
Full, unabashed, total irradiation of a neonate.

In science:

During the irradiation tests the circuits were powered with an applied bias voltage of 2.5V.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
No power supply trip-offs or large increases in the bias currents were observed during the irradiation.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
All the cells were working before and after the irradiation, and none of them showed peculiar behavior.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
This means that change of the DAC behavior due to the proton irradiation can be measured.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
Fig. 2. I-V characteristics for un-irradiated test-sized pixel sensors from one non-oxygenated wafer: a) common p-stop pixel sensors, b) individual p-stop pixel sensors.
Characterization of Prototype BTeV Silicon Pixel Sensors Before and After Irradiation