Definition of Actinism

1. Noun. The property of radiation that enables it to produce photochemical effects.

Generic synonyms: Property
Derivative terms: Actinic



Definition of Actinism

1. n. The property of radiant energy (found chiefly in solar or electric light) by which chemical changes are produced, as in photography.

Definition of Actinism

1. Noun. (chemistry physics) That property of electromagnetic radiation that leads to the production of photochemical effects ¹

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Definition of Actinism

1. the property of radiant energy that effects chemical changes [n -S]

Medical Definition of Actinism

1. The property of radiant energy (found chiefly in solar or electric light) by which chemical changes are produced, as in photography. Origin: Gr, ray. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Actinism

actinic ray
actinic reticuloid
actinically
actinide
actinide elements
actinide series
actinides
actinidic
actinidic acid
actinidin
actinidine
actiniferous
actiniform
actinin
actinins
actinism (current term)
actinisms
actinium
actiniums
actino-
actino-chemistry
actino-uranium
actinobacillosis
actinobacillus
actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans
actinobacillus infections
actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae
actinobacteria
actinobacteria group
actinobacterial

Literary usage of Actinism

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1. The Camera and the Pencil by Marcus Aurelius Root (1864)
"Heat and its incidents, eg absorption by the atmosphere, latency, influence on climate—Franklin's experiment—actinism the heliographic element—This ..."

2. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1881)
"LAWS GOVERNING THE DECOMPOSITION OF EQUIVALENT SOLUTIONS OF IODIDES UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF actinism. By ALBERT It. LEEDS, of Hoboken, ..."

3. The Poetry of Science: Or, Studies of the Physical Phenomena of Nature by Robert Hunt (1854)
"Darkness—Chemical Effects of Light on organized Forms—Chemical Effects of Solar Heat—Influence of actinism on Electricity—Radiations in Darkness—Moser's ..."

4. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatires on the Principles of by Richard Owen, Wm S Orr, John Radford Young, Alexander Jardine, Robert Gordon Latham, Edward Smith, William Sweetland Dallas (1855)
"... the last few years the constituents of the solar rays were supposed to be merely light and heat: a third agency, termed actinism, is now recognised. ..."

5. Problems of the Future and Essays by Samuel Laing (1890)
"... Light and actinism—Invariability of Earth's Axis—Causes of Higher and more Uniform Temperature—Cooling of the Earth—More Heat from the Sun—Warmer ..."

6. Light: A Course of Experimental Optics, Chiefly with the Lantern by Lewis Wright (1882)
"... Surfaces- -Experimental Demonstration of the Phenomena—Multi-coloured Quartz Images—Identity of Heat, Light, and actinism. 185. Polarisation of the Sky. ..."

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