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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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A moment later the sleek, black bodies were racing along the river path, up-stream, toward the east.
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.
In the center of the circle of glittering black bodies he leaped and roared and shook his heavy spear in the same mad abandon that enthralled his fellow savages.
Black bodies of water coincide with black bodies of history that have crossed dark seas or died making the journeys.
Black blood was spilled, Black bodies maimed For medals brave no
Spotlighting the often compulsory singing and dancing of diasporic Africans throughout the long history of the North American slave trade, Katrina Dyonne Thompson argues that the staging of black bodies as entertainment helped to fashion a desire for the types of black caricatures later seen on the theatrical stage.
Thus all objects except perfect black bodies will become reflective at long enough wavelengths.
Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God.
Coates structures Between the World and Me as a three-part letter to his 15-year-old son in which he articulates the fear he lives with as a father unable to protect his son from America's historical plunder of black bodies.
The subject of the tender is the supply of two black bodies.
Indeed, an ontology where existence is left by wayside would perpetuate the myth of a so-called post-racial world in which the meaning accorded to white bodies in the form of white privilege, white power, and complicity in forms of white supremacy, would be deemed nugatory, and the degradation of Black bodies and bodies of color would be conceptualized as pathologically self-generated.