ultraviolet radiation

Definitions

General Science

  • noun an invisible light which has a very short wavelength beyond the violet end of the spectrum and causes tanning and burning.
  • plural noun the short invisible rays, beyond the violet end of the colour spectrum, which form the tanning and burning element in sunlight

Electronics

  • electromagnetic radiation in the ultraviolet region. Sources of such radiation include celestial bodies, interstellar matter, and mercury-vapor and mercury arc lamps. Its abbreviation is UV radiation. Also called ultraviolet light, ultraviolet rays, or ultraviolet energy.
  • abbreviationUV radiation
  • synonymultraviolet energy
  • synonymultraviolet light
  • synonymultraviolet rays

Medical

  • noun short invisible rays of ultraviolet light.
  • acronymUVR

Travel

  • noun short invisible rays, beyond the violet end of the colour spectrum, which form the tanning and burning element in sunlight
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