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visible light

n. (context physics English) the part of the electromagnetic spectrum, between infrared and ultraviolet, that is visible to the human eye

visible light

n. (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window" [syn: light, visible radiation]

Visible light (disambiguation)

Visible light may refer to light, or to:

  • The visible spectrum
  • A work included in The Collected Short Fiction of C. J. Cherryh

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Usage examples of "visible light".

We doped out a screen that would vibrate only in the band of visible light.

It was a region inhabited by ghost stars, where visible light turned diffuse and X‑.

Now shorter wave-lengths than those of visible light have been found in ultra-violet light and in X-rays.

The only thing he left untouched was a narrow band of visible light.

Its hull was stealthed, so that it would not reflect visible light or radar, and prior to launch it was cooled, to reduce its heat signature.

That was thought provoking, because the shapes of galaxies showed that they had gravitational masses ten times as large as their visible light revealed.

It took about an hour for orange rock to turn black in visible light, but through the IR the emerald went dark green in about ten minutes.