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actinic ray

ac·tin·ic ray
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-tin-ik rey]
    • /ækˈtɪn ɪk reɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-tin-ik rey]
    • /ækˈtɪn ɪk reɪ/

Definition of actinic ray words

  • noun actinic ray a ray of light of short wavelengths, as ultraviolet or violet, that produces photochemical effects. 1

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Origin of actinic ray

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
First recorded in 1835-45

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Parts of speech for Actinic ray

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

actinic ray popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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