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Irradiation vs. Radiation

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Main Difference

The main difference between Irradiation and Radiation is that the Irradiation is a process by which an object is exposed to radiation and Radiation is a waves or particles propagating through space or through a medium, carrying energy.

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  • Irradiation (noun)

    An act of irradiating, or state of being irradiated.

  • Irradiation (noun)

    illumination; irradiance; brilliance.

  • Irradiation (noun)

    mental light or illumination.

  • Irradiation (noun)

    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.

  • Irradiation (noun)

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

  • Radiation (noun)

    The shooting forth of anything from a point or surface, like diverging rays of light.

    "heat radiation"

  • Radiation (noun)

    The process of radiating waves or particles.

  • Radiation (noun)

    The transfer of energy via radiation (as opposed to convection or conduction).

  • Radiation (noun)

    Radioactive energy.

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  • Irradiation (noun)

    Act of irradiating, or state of being irradiated; as, irradiation of foods with X-rays can preserve their freshness by killing the bacteria that cause spoilage .

  • Irradiation (noun)

    Illumination; irradiance; brilliancy.

  • Irradiation (noun)

    Fig.: Mental light or illumination.

  • Irradiation (noun)

    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, esp. when a little out of focus.

  • Radiation (noun)

    The act of radiating, or the state of being radiated; emission and diffusion of rays of light; beamy brightness.

  • Radiation (noun)

    The shooting forth of anything from a point or surface, like the diverging rays of light; as, the radiation of heat.

Webster Dictionary
  • Irradiation (noun)

    the condition of being exposed to radiation

  • Irradiation (noun)

    a column of light (as from a beacon)

  • Irradiation (noun)

    (physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex

  • Irradiation (noun)

    the apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background

  • Irradiation (noun)

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

  • Irradiation (noun)

    (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation from a radioactive substance

  • Radiation (noun)

    energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles

  • Radiation (noun)

    the act of spreading outward from a central source

  • Radiation (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;

    "he was suffering from radiation"

  • Radiation (noun)

    the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay

  • Radiation (noun)

    the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats

  • Radiation (noun)

    a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain

  • Radiation (noun)

    (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation from a radioactive substance

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