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Definition of the noun actinism

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noun - plural: actinisms

  1. the property of radiation that enables it to produce photochemical effects
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: property = a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

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Google previewThe Worst Weather on Earth (1991)

by William Lowell Putnam

Actinism is the science dealing with the study of solar radiations. Since the atmosphere tends to filter out the ultraviolet end of the solar spectrum, the intensity of harmful sunburn is increased with altitude, in addition, the reflective effect of snow ...

Google previewPopular science: recent researches (1871)

by John Timbs

Actinism is the chemical power which is necessary to excite germination in plants . It emanates from the blue ray of the spectrum, and is the same power which operates on the sensitive silver in photography ; photography being, by the way, ...

Google previewReviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (2012)

by David M. Whitacre

The radicals 3 Actinism is the intrinsic property in radiation that produces photochemical activity. 4 A chromophore is a chemical group capable of selective light absorption resulting in the coloration of certain aromatic organic compounds .

Google previewA Dictionary of Photography (1858)

by Thomas Sutton, John Worden

We need not in this place again enumerate any of the principal phenomena of actinism, these having been discussed at some length in the article on the " Chemistry of Photography," but it may be well to define clearly what the term actinism ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (1873)

Comprising Astronomy, Chemistry, Dynamics, Electricity, Heat, Hydrodynamics, Hydrostatics, Light, Magnetism, Mechanics, Meteorology, Pneumatics, Sound, and Statics; Preceded by an Essay on the History of the Physical Sciences by George Farrer Rodwell

Actinism, (faeriv, a ray.) A term first employed by Robert Hunt, to exprers the chemically active or photographic rays of light. When a solar spectrum ia examined by appropriate means it is found that the visible portion by no means constitutes ...

Google previewThe National Standard Dictionary (1883)

A Pronouncing Lexicon of the English Language

relating to actinism. ACTINISM, ak'-tin-izm, s., radiation ...

Google previewUre̓s Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines (1878)

Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice by Andrew Ure, Robert Hunt

Actinism. — The rays which are active in producing chemical change, and upon which all the phenomena of photography depend. These can be separated one ...

Google previewDictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines ... [ed] by Robert Hunt ... (1878)

Actinism. — The Chemical Rays. — If the prismatic is thrown upon a piece of paper coated with the chloride of silver, it will be found that a change — a decomposition of the chloride of silver indicated by darkening — will commence in the ...

Google previewThe Standard Electrical Dictionary: A Popular Dictionary of Words and Terms Used in the Practice of Electrical Engineering (1898)

by Thomas O'Conor Sloane

Actinism. The power possessed byether wavesof inducing ...

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Video shows what actinism means. That property of electromagnetic radiation that leads to the production of photochemical effects. Actinism Meaning. How to ...

Scrabble value of A1C3T1I1N1I1S1M3

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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