Infrared
Infrared In`fra*red", Infra-red In`fra-red", a. [Infra- + red.] 1. (Physics) Lying outside the visible spectrum at its red end; -- said of rays having a longer wavelength (and thus less refrangible) than the extreme red rays, specifically those electromagnetic waves having a wavelength of between 700 nanometers and 1 millimeter. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

2. relating to, using, or producing infrared radiation. [PJC]

3. affected by infrared radiation; as, infrared detector; infrared film. [PJC]


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