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(General Physics) physics a hypothetical body that would be capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it. Also called: full radiator
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Noun1.black body - 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
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The black bodies of the trees formed a straight wall on both sides, terminating on the horizon in a point, like a diagram in a lesson in perspective.
The friars, though going the same road, were not in her company; but the moment Don Quixote perceived them he said to his squire, "Either I am mistaken, or this is going to be the most famous adventure that has ever been seen, for those black bodies we see there must be, and doubtless are, magicians who are carrying off some stolen princess in that coach, and with all my might I must undo this wrong.
The subject of the tender is the supply of two black bodies.
Yet, it is important to note that those black bodies were scattered and not confined to North America.
They look like little balls of dirty pink candy floss on sticks with their tiny white, pink, grey and black bodies and disproportionately long tails, as they bob around the garden.
Teel examines traditional Christian anthropological thinking that has played an extensive role in perpetuating the denigration of black bodies, which counters the belief that human beings are created in the image and likeness of God.
Young suggests that because cultural memory resides in black bodies, it helped these men and women perform stillness for a full minute, as required by daguerreotype technology (43).
The fear is grounded in visceral feelings about black bodies and fueled by sexual myths of black men and women" (West 1).
A bullish reversal pattern with two black bodies surrounding a white body.
Black physicians understood the treatment of black bodies while white physicians clung to accepted antebellum racialized views of African Americans as others.
Black blood was spilled black bodies maimed For medals brave no black