HyperDic: visible_light

English > 1 sense of the expression visible light:
NOUNphenomenonvisible light, light, visible radiation(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
English > visible light: 1 sense > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaning(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation.
Synonymslight, visible radiation
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Part ofelectromagnetic spectrumThe entire frequency range of electromagnetic waves
Narrowerbeam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiationA column of light (as from a beacon)
candlelight, candle flameThe light provided by a burning candle
coronaOne or more circles of light seen around a luminous object
counterglow, gegenscheinA faint spot of light in the night sky that appears directly opposite the position of the sun
daylightlight during the daytime
firelightThe light of a fire / fire (especially in a fireplace)
fluorescencelight emitted during absorption of radiation of some other (invisible) wavelength
friar's lantern, ignis fatuus, jack-o'-lantern, will-o'-the-wispA pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground
gaslightlight yielded by the combustion of illuminating gas
glowA steady even light without flames
half-lightA greyish light (as at dawn or dusk or in dim interiors)
incandescence, glowThe phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised
lamplightlight from a lamp
luminescencelight not due to incandescence / incandescence
meteor, shooting starA streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode
moonlight, moonshine, MoonThe light of the Moon
radiance, glow, glowingThe amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
scintillation(physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle
starlightThe light of the stars
streamerlight that streams
sunlight, sunshine, sunThe rays of the sun
torchlightlight from a torch or torches
twilightThe diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth
Broaderactinic radiation, actinic rayelectromagnetic radiation that can produce photochemical reactions
Spanishluz, luz visible, radiación visible

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