Definition of Irradiation

1. Noun. The condition of being exposed to radiation.

Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Derivative terms: Irradiate



2. Noun. A column of light (as from a beacon).

3. Noun. (physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex.
Category relationships: Physiology
Generic synonyms: Spread, Spreading

4. Noun. The apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background.
Generic synonyms: Illusion, Semblance

5. Noun. (Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus.

6. Noun. (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance.
Exact synonyms: Actinotherapy, Radiation, Radiation Therapy, Radiotherapy
Generic synonyms: Therapy
Specialized synonyms: Phototherapy, Curietherapy, Radium Therapy, X-ray Therapy
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Derivative terms: Radiotherapist

Definition of Irradiation

1. n. Act of irradiating, or state of being irradiated.

Definition of Irradiation

1. Noun. An act of irradiating, or state of being irradiated. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) illumination; irradiance; brilliance. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) fig.: mental light or illumination. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) the apparent enlargement of a bright object seen upon a dark ground, due to the fact that the portions of the retina around the image are stimulated by the intense light; as when a dark spot on a white ground appears smaller, or a white spot on a dark ground larger, than it really is, especially when a little out of focus. ¹

5. Noun. a process of sterilisation whereby radiation is passed through a bag containing food, utensils, etc., to sterilise the contents. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Irradiation

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Medical Definition of Irradiation

1. Treatment by ionising radiation, such as X-rays or radioactive sources such as radioactive iodine seeds. See: radiation therapy. (16 Dec 1997)

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Literary usage of Irradiation

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1. Basic Studies in the Field of High-Temperature Engineering: Second by Nea, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Nihon Genshiryoku Kenkyūjo (2002)
"This will take several years and the great expense of several different irradiation rigs in a fission reactor irradiation. There, it will take quite a long ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Double irradiation experiments confirmed that these two signals were coupled. The magnitude of coupling (7.0 Hz) ..."

3. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"irradiation of a reflex attaches itself to the problem of the ... irradiation. If by appropriate stimulation of the skin of the foot, say by unipolar ..."

4. Fission Gas Behaviour in Water Reactor Fuels: Seminar Proceedings, Cadarache by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2002)
"The objectives of this irradiation test were to estimate the in-core behaviour of DUPIC fuel, to verify the design of the non-instrumented irradiation rig ..."

5. Beneficial Uses and Production of Isotopes: 2000 Update by Nea, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2000)
"2.2.2 irradiation and radiation processing irradiation and radiation processing is one ... Food irradiation, mainly to improve the hygienic quality of food. ..."

6. The British Journal of Photographyby Liverpool Photographic Society by Liverpool Photographic Society (1874)
"I understand from his last letter that he fully agrees with Lord Lindsay and myself as to the cause of the outer irradiation, ..."

7. Basic Studies in the Field of High-Temperature Engineering: Second by Nea, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Nihon Genshiryoku Kenkyūjo (2002)
"This will take several years and the great expense of several different irradiation rigs in a fission reactor irradiation. There, it will take quite a long ..."

8. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Double irradiation experiments confirmed that these two signals were coupled. The magnitude of coupling (7.0 Hz) ..."

9. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"irradiation of a reflex attaches itself to the problem of the ... irradiation. If by appropriate stimulation of the skin of the foot, say by unipolar ..."

10. Fission Gas Behaviour in Water Reactor Fuels: Seminar Proceedings, Cadarache by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2002)
"The objectives of this irradiation test were to estimate the in-core behaviour of DUPIC fuel, to verify the design of the non-instrumented irradiation rig ..."

11. Beneficial Uses and Production of Isotopes: 2000 Update by Nea, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2000)
"2.2.2 irradiation and radiation processing irradiation and radiation processing is one ... Food irradiation, mainly to improve the hygienic quality of food. ..."

12. The British Journal of Photographyby Liverpool Photographic Society by Liverpool Photographic Society (1874)
"I understand from his last letter that he fully agrees with Lord Lindsay and myself as to the cause of the outer irradiation, ..."

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