Definition of Black body

1. Noun. A hypothetical object capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it. "A black body maintained at a constant temperature is a full radiator at that temperature because the radiation reaching and leaving it must be in equilibrium"

Exact synonyms: Blackbody, Full Radiator
Generic synonyms: Natural Object



Definition of Black body

1. Noun. (physics) (alternative form of blackbody) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Body

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black bindweed
black birch
black bloc
black bodies
black body (current term)
black book
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Literary usage of Black body

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"Female, crown cinnamon; bill black; body five inches and three-quarters, tail two inches and a half. ..."

2. Physical Optics by Robert Williams Wood (1914)
"Assuming the solar disk to be a black body, ... Change in the Spectrum of a Black Body with the Temperature. Wien's Laws. — Making use of a conception ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1910)
"The curve for the ideal, or black-body radiator, gives a picture of the total ... It is the peculiarity of the black body to radiate more energy of any ..."

4. Lectures: On Illuminating Engineering Delivered at the Johns Hopkins by Johns Hopkins University, Illuminating Engineering Society (1911)
"From an examination of this curve it is seen that for black-body radiation the ratio ... In other words, it so happens that for black- body radiation the ..."

5. The Measurement of High Temperatures by George Kimball Burgess, Henry Le Chatelier (1912)
"If, however, these bodies* are heated inside a black body, they will all emit the ... Thus, in the black body described above, before the heating has become ..."

6. Practical Pyrometry: The Theory, Calibration, and Use of Instruments for the by Ervin Sidney Ferry, Glenn Alfred Shook, Jacob Roland Collins (1917)
"The Experimental Realization of Black-body Radiation. — Though no known substance fulfills the definition of black-body, Kirchhoff has shown that black-body ..."

7. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"Female, crown cinnamon; bill black; body five inches and three-quarters, tail two inches and a half. ..."

8. Physical Optics by Robert Williams Wood (1914)
"Assuming the solar disk to be a black body, ... Change in the Spectrum of a Black Body with the Temperature. Wien's Laws. — Making use of a conception ..."

9. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1910)
"The curve for the ideal, or black-body radiator, gives a picture of the total ... It is the peculiarity of the black body to radiate more energy of any ..."

10. Lectures: On Illuminating Engineering Delivered at the Johns Hopkins by Johns Hopkins University, Illuminating Engineering Society (1911)
"From an examination of this curve it is seen that for black-body radiation the ratio ... In other words, it so happens that for black- body radiation the ..."

11. The Measurement of High Temperatures by George Kimball Burgess, Henry Le Chatelier (1912)
"If, however, these bodies* are heated inside a black body, they will all emit the ... Thus, in the black body described above, before the heating has become ..."

12. Practical Pyrometry: The Theory, Calibration, and Use of Instruments for the by Ervin Sidney Ferry, Glenn Alfred Shook, Jacob Roland Collins (1917)
"The Experimental Realization of Black-body Radiation. — Though no known substance fulfills the definition of black-body, Kirchhoff has shown that black-body ..."

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