a hypothetical body that absorbs without reflection all of the electromagnetic radiation incident on its surface.
A theoretically perfect absorber and emitter of every frequency of electromagnetic radiation. The radiation emitted by a blackbody is a function only of its temperature.
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a book of names of people liable to censure or punishment. in someone’s black books, in disfavor with someone. noun a book containing the names of people to be punished, blacklisted, etc (informal) in someone’s black books, out of favour with someone A list of persons or things out of favor, as in Tom’s in […]
an American dance, popular in the late 1920s, marked by emphatic, sinuous movements of the hips. noun a dance of the late 1920s that originated in America, involving a sinuous rotation of the hips
a rich pie with a rum- or whiskey-flavored chocolate filling, often with a crust of crushed gingersnaps, and topped with whipped cream. noun Usage Note