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n. pl. black·bod·ies
A theoretically perfect absorber of all incident radiation.
n., pl. -bod•ies.
a hypothetical body that absorbs without reflection all of the electromagnetic radiation incident on its surface.
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|Noun||1.||blackbody - a hypothetical object capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it; "a black body maintained at a constant temperature is a full radiator at that temperature because the radiation reaching and leaving it must be in equilibrium"|
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man