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beta ray

n.
1. A rapidly moving beta particle.
2. A narrow beam of such particles.
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beta ray

n
(General Physics) a stream of beta particles
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be′ta ray`


n.
a stream of beta particles.
[1900–05]
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beta ray

A stream of beta particles.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beta ray - radiation of beta particles during radioactive decaybeta ray - radiation of beta particles during radioactive decay
ionizing radiation - high-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes
corpuscular radiation, particulate radiation - a stream of atomic or subatomic particles that may be charged positively (e.g. alpha particles) or negatively (e.g. beta particles) or not at all (e.g. neutrons)
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beta ray

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