About The Word Irradiation

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Irradiation

Irradiation Meaning & Definition
Irradiation Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Irradiation?

[n] (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation from a radioactive substance
[n] (Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus
[n] the apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background
[n] (physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex
[n] a column of light (as from a beacon)
[n] the condition of being exposed to radiation

Synonyms | Synonyms for Irradiation: actinotherapy | beam | beam of light | light beam | radiation | radiation therapy | radiotherapy | ray | ray of light | shaft | shaft of light

Related Terms | Find terms related to Irradiation: anhydration | arc lighting | black and white | blast-freezing | bottling | brining | canning | chiaroscuro | cobalt therapy | contrast | corning | curietherapy | curing | decorative lighting | dehydration | desiccation | direct lighting | dry-curing | drying | electric lighting | emanation | embalming | enlightenment | evaporation | festoon lighting | floodlighting | fluorescent lighting | freeze-drying | freezing | fuming | gaslighting | glow lighting | highlight | highlights | illumination | incandescent lighting | indirect lighting | interstitial irradiation therapy | irradiance | irradiancy | irradiation therapy | isotope therapy | jerking | light | light and shade | light source | lighting | luminous energy | marination | mummification | overhead lighting | photosensitivity | pickling | potting | quick-freezing | radiance | radiancy | radiant energy | radiation | radiation therapy | radiotherapeutics | radiotherapy | radium therapy | radiumization | ray therapy | refrigeration | roentgen ray therapy | roentgenization | roentgenometry | roentgenotherapy | roentgentherapy | salting | seasoning | sidelight | smoking | spot lighting | stage lighting | strip lighting | stuffing | taxidermy | tinning | tonality | visible radiation | X-ray dosimetry | X-ray therapy

See Also | condition | Curietherapy | generalisation | generalization | heat ray | high beam | illusion | laser beam | light | low beam | moonbeam | moonray | phototherapy | radium therapy | semblance | spread | spreading | status | stimulus generalisation | stimulus generalization | sunbeam | sunray | therapy | visible light | visible radiation | X-ray therapy

Irradiation In Webster's Dictionary

\Ir*ra`di*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. irradiation.] 1. Act of irradiating, or state of being irradiated. 2. Illumination; irradiance; brilliancy. --Sir W. Scott. 3. Fig.: Mental light or illumination. --Sir M. Hale. 4. (Opt.) The apparent enlargement of a bright object seen upon a dark ground, due to the fact that the portions of the retina around the image are stimulated by the intense light; as when a dark spot on a white ground appears smaller, or a white spot on a dark ground larger, than it really is, esp. when a little out of focus.

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