[neer-in-fruh-red] /nɪərˌɪn frəˈrɛd/
the shorter wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation in the infrared region of the spectrum, extending from about 0.75 to 2.5 micrometers, usually radiation reflected from plant materials.
[neer] /nɪər/ adverb, nearer, nearest. 1. close; to a point or place not far away: Come near so I won’t have to shout. 2. at, within, or to a short distance. 3. close in time: The New Year draws near. 4. close in relation; closely with respect to connection, similarity, intimacy, etc. (often used in […]
noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. a group of islands of SW Alaska, the smallest and westernmost of the Aleutian Islands, including Attu.
[neer-lee] /ˈnɪər li/ adverb 1. all but; almost: nearly dead with cold. 2. with close approximation: a nearly perfect likeness. 3. with close agreement or resemblance: a plan nearly like our own. 4. with close kinship, interest, or connection; intimately: nearly associated in business; two women nearly related. /ˈnɪəlɪ/ adverb 1. not quite; almost; practically […]
- Near-market research
noun 1. scientific research that, while not linked to the development of a specific product, is likely to be commercially exploitable