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The ratio of the radiation emitted by a surface to the radiation emitted by a blackbody at the same temperature.
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(General Physics) a measure of the ability of a surface to radiate energy; the ratio of the radiant flux emitted per unit area to that emitted by a black body at the same temperature. Symbol: ε
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em•is•siv•i•ty(ˌɛm əˈsɪv ɪ ti, ˈi mə-)
the ability of a surface to emit radiant energy compared to that of a black body at the same temperature and with the same area.
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