Radiation is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand radiation (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use radiation in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of radiation, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of radiation, followed by 34 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain
EXAMPLES - Radiation in a Sentence
- Short-term radiation therapy works well for breast cancer patients (source)
- Long-term radiation exposure can lead to the scarring and death of normal tissue. (source)
- The alternative scenarios are what the authors term radiation management approaches. (source)
- Still, the word "radiation" conjures up a vague sense of impending doom for most people. (source)
- It's just as true for "radiation" - particles like photons that move at or near the speed of light. (source)
- This radiation is an afterglow of the violent processes assumed to have occurred in the early stages of the big bang. (source)
- You know, teach women about when we have mammograms every year, we get an amount of radiation, which is not good for us. (source)
- Even as a kid I never bought the theory of radiation from a returning space probe as the cause (Night of the Living Dead). (source)
- I think that moving to a spectrum that does not create potential harmful electromagnetic radiation is the way we will move. (source)
- GUPTA: Well, this is electromagnetic radiation, not the ionizing radiation, which is the kind of stuff that you see in x-rays. (source)
- And certainly the psychic impact would be huge, because of the very term radiation, because it's never happened in our country. (source)
- The study, conducted by researchers at The University of Texas M. Short-term radiation therapy works well for breast cancer patients (source)
- It is formally defined as the radiation intensity required to produce and ionization charge of 0.000258 coulombs per kilogram of air. (source)
- "I'm not a nuclear physicist, I'm not a doctor, but you hear the word radiation, and yes it could be like having a chest x-ray," she says. (source)
- And it could be one of these things where people say, look, this is non-ionizing radiation, which is very different than ionizing radiation. (source)
- Tawkon The tawkon app Many scientists think cellphone radiation is safe, but others are concerned it can cause brain tumors or other cancers. (source)
- Short-term radiation therapy works well for breast cancer patients Prepregnancy, obesity, gestational weight gain influence preterm birth risk (source)
- Nor does he ignore the time bomb of longer-term radiation poisoning, the Disease X that the American occupation authorities pretended didn't exist. (source)
- Solar radiation comes into our atmosphere and hits the earth; the solar radiation translates into heat energy and emits long wave infrared back to the atmosphere and toward space. (source)
- What worries them, Renn and others said, are studies that suggest long-term radiation exposure might be dangerous and the residents 'lack of trust in the company's concern for their well-being. (source)
- The Earth first absorbs the visible radiation from the Sun, which is then converted to heat, and this heat radiates out to the atmosphere, where the greenhouse gases then absorb some of the heat. (source)
- Short-term radiation therapy works well for breast cancer patients Fashion designer Arshiya Fakih Eappen returned to designing after a year's break, with a new collection and invited her friends for the preview. (source)
- But unless the radiation is at least a couple of orders of magnitude above background, the additional cancers due to radiation are indistinguishable among the cancers due to chemicals, foods, viruses, and ancestry. (source)
- The term radiation alone is used commonly for this type of energy, although it actually has a broader meaning. ... light of wave length 570 nm illuminates a diffraction grating. the second-order maximum is at angle 41.5 degre? (source)
- In those more innocent times, no one raised the objection that all that long-term radiation would probably render the population sterile rather than producing beneficial mutations; the concept of Nuclear Winter hadn't even occurred to anyone. (source)
- Radiology training in radiation safety, image acquisition and interpretation is much more intensive than the non-radiology physician specialists receive in their few weeks or months of rotating though an X-ray department during their training programs. (source)
- please help i have science coursework to do and im really stuck on this what do we call the radiation next to the red end of the visible spectrum? confusing isn't it:/next how do we know if it is there if we cannot see it and what are 2 uses for this type of radiation? (source)
- People exposed to World Trade Center dust, fumes may still have headaches Short-term radiation therapy works well for breast cancer patients The launch of Maheep Kapoor and Nitin Goenka's jewellery collection saw Sussanne Roshan and Sonali Bendre bond over some girlie talk. (source)
- It's all mixed together in my memory, along with watching Marine Boy cartoons on Saturday afternoons, or reading badly researched pop-sci features in the Daily Record about how we were all going to be living underground by 1985 to escape the UV radiation from a vanished ozone layer. (source)
- People exposed to World Trade Center dust, fumes may still have headaches Short-term radiation therapy works well for breast cancer patients Fashion designer Arshiya Fakih Eappen returned to designing after a year's break, with a new collection and invited her friends for the preview. (source)
- The joint study by the environment, health and science ministries found that scrap metal yards in and around Baghdad and Basra contain high levels of ionizing radiation, which is thought to be a legacy of depleted uranium used in munitions during the first Gulf war and since the 2003 invasion. (source)
- And in this paper, they show something much more striking, and that was that they did what they call a radiation -- and I'm not going to go into the details of it, actually it's quite complicated, but it isn't as complicated as they might make you think it is by the words they use in those papers. (source)
- One of the hypotheses put forward at the beginning of our research by Pierre Curie and myself consisted in assuming that the radiation is an emission of matter accompanied by a loss in weight of the active substances and that the energy is taken from the substance itself whose evolution is not yet completes and which undergoes an atomic transformation. (source)
- "boosted fission weapons and small neutron bombs, designed to maximize deadly gamma radiation while minimizing blast effects and long-term radiation - in essence designed to kill people while leaving property intact;" long range ballistic missiles; sophisticated aircraft able to deliver a nuclear strike; cruise missiles, artillery shells, and land mines with the same capability; (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 34 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "radiation" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 17 synonyms for radiation.
broadcast, circulation, diffraction, diffusion, dispersal, dispersion, dissipation, distribution, divarication, divergence, emission, polarization, propagation, ramification, scattering, spread, transmission
We have 1 antonym for radiation.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of radiation from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The act or process of radiating: the radiation of heat and light from a fire.
- (noun) Physics Emission and propagation and emission of energy in the form of rays or waves.
- (noun) Physics Energy radiated or transmitted as rays, waves, in the form of particles.
- (noun) Physics A stream of particles or electromagnetic waves emitted by the atoms and molecules of a radioactive substance as a result of nuclear decay.
- (noun) The act of exposing or the condition of being exposed to such energy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The shooting forth of anything from a point or surface, like the diverging rays of light; as, the radiation of heat.
- (noun) The process of radiating waves or particles.
- (noun) The transfer of energy via radiation (as opposed to convection or conduction)
- (noun) Radioactive energy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The act of radiating, or the state of being radiated; emission and diffusion of rays of light; beamy brightness.
- (noun) The shooting forth of anything from a point or surface, like the diverging rays of light.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The act of radiating, or the state of being radiated; specifically, emission and diffusion of rays of light and the so-called rays of heat.
- (noun) The divergence or shooting forth of rays from a point or focus.
- (noun) In zoology, the structural character of a radiate; the radiate condition, quality, or type; the radiate arrangement of parts. Also radiism.
- (noun) In biology: The divergent evolution of several different organisms from a single ancestral form: as, the radiation of the placental mammals.
- (noun) A group of organisms that is undergoing divergent modification.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain
- (noun) the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats
- (noun) syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions); low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and vomiting and sometimes loss of hair; greater exposure can cause sterility and cataracts and some forms of cancer and other diseases; severe exposure can cause death within hours
- (noun) the act of spreading outward from a central source
- (noun) energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles