blackbody
noun Date: 1710 an ideal body or surface that completely absorbs all radiant energy falling upon it with no reflection and that radiates at all frequencies with a spectral energy distribution dependent on its absolute temperature

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  • Blackbody —    A perfect radiator which absorbs and re emits all radiation that strikes it …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

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