Definition of Actinic

1. Adjective. Relating to or exhibiting actinism.

Partainyms: Actinism
Derivative terms: Actinism

Definition of Actinic

1. a. Of or pertaining to actinism; as, actinic rays.

Definition of Actinic

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to actinism ¹

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Definition of Actinic

1. pertaining to actinism [adj] - See also: actinism

Medical Definition of Actinic

1. Relating to the chemically active rays of the electromagnetic spectrum. Origin: G. Aktis (aktin-), a ray (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Actinic

acting out
acting scrum-half
acting scrum-halves
acting up
actinic (current term)
actinic cheilitis
actinic conjunctivitis
actinic dermatitis
actinic granuloma
actinic keratitis
actinic keratosis
actinic prurigo
actinic radiation
actinic ray
actinic reticuloid
actinide elements
actinide series

Literary usage of Actinic

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1876)
"On the Ratio of the actinic Power to tfie Illuminating Power of the ... they showed that the actinic power of the light diminished much more rapidly than ..."

2. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1866)
"Note regarding the Decrease of actinic Effect near the Circumference of the Sun, as shown by the Kew Pictures. By Messrs. Warren De La Rue, Stewart, ..."

3. Mirrors, Prisms and Lenses: A Text-book of Geometrical Optics by James Powell Cocke Southall (1918)
"Optical Achromatism " and " actinic Achromatism."—The character and extent of the secondary spectrum (§ 167) of an achromatic combination of lenses will ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1892)
"actinic absorption, like colorie absorption, is attended with decomposition, but so far as the former is attended with or followed by an aggregation or ..."

5. A Manual of Photography by Robert Hunt (1854)
"INSTRUMENTS FOR MEASURING actinic VARIATIONS, &c. ... for measuring the intensity of the actinic radiations. These are both most ingenious instruments, ..."

6. Journal by Folk-Song Society (Great Britain) (1853)
"Mr. Reveley may be assured that there is no more difficulty in correcting the actinic aberration than in correcting the chromatic aberration, ..."

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