background radiation

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background radiation

Nuclear (or ionizing) radiations arising from within the body and from the surroundings to which individuals are always exposed.
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Noun1.background radiation - radiation coming from sources other than those being observed
background signal, background - extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; "they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals"
Translations
taustasäteily
bakgrunnsstråling
bakgrundsstrålning

background radiation

n (Phys) → natürliche Strahlung f

background radiation

nradiazione f di fondo
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