x-ray

Definitions

General English

  • noun
    (written as X-ray)
    a type of radiation that doctors use for taking photographs of the inside of your body
  • verb
    (written as X-ray)
    to take an X-ray photograph of someone

Aviation

  • noun
    (written as X-ray)
    a ray with a very short wavelength, which is invisible, but can go through soft tissue or material and register as a photograph on a film
  • noun
    (written as X-ray)
    a photograph taken using X-rays

Electronics

  • (written as X-ray)
    A single high-energy photon within X-rays.
  • (written as X-ray)
    Pertaining to, consisting of, or arising from X-rays.
  • (written as X-ray)
    To produce an X-ray image.

Media Studies

Medical

  • noun
    (written as X-ray)
    a ray with a very short wavelength, which is invisible, but can go through soft tissue and register as a photograph on a film. X-rays are used in diagnosis in radiography, and in treating disease by radiotherapy.
  • noun
    (written as X-ray)
    an examination in which X-ray photographs are taken
  • verb
    (written as X-ray)
    to take an X-ray photograph of a patient

Military

  • noun
    (written as X-ray)
    the twenty-fourth letter of the phonetic alphabet (Xx)
  • noun
    (written as X-ray)
    electromagnetic radiation of a very short wavelength, which is able to pass through the human body and can thus produce photographs of internal injuries

Sports

  • noun an image produced on photographic film by x-rays passing through objects or parts of the body, often used in medicine and science as a diagnostic tool
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