ionizing radiation


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i·on·iz·ing radiation

 (ī′ə-nī′zĭng)
n.
High-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes. It includes nonparticulate radiation, such as x-rays, and radiation produced by energetic charged particles, such as alpha and beta rays, and by neutrons, as from a nuclear reaction.

ionizing radiation

n
(General Physics) electromagnetic or corpuscular radiation that is able to cause ionization

i′onizing radia′tion


n.
any radiation, as a stream of alpha particles or x-rays, that produces ionization as it passes through a medium.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ionizing radiation - high-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes
alpha radiation, alpha ray - the radiation of alpha particles during radioactive decay
beta radiation, beta ray, electron radiation - radiation of beta particles during radioactive decay
cosmic ray - highly penetrating ionizing radiation of extraterrestrial origin; consisting chiefly of protons and alpha particles; collision with atmospheric particles results in rays and particles of many kinds
neutron radiation - radiation of neutrons (as by a neutron bomb)
radiation - energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles
roentgen ray, X ray, X-radiation, X-ray - electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target
Translations
ionizující záření
ioniserende stråling

ion·iz·ing ra·di·a·tion

n. radiación por ionización.
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