verb (used with object), solarized, solarizing.
Photography. to reverse (an image) partially, as from negative to positive, by exposure to light during development.
to adapt (a building) to the use of solar energy:
We hope to solarize our house within five years.
to affect by sunlight.
verb (used without object), solarized, solarizing.
Photography. (of material) to become injured by overexposure.
to treat by exposure to the sun’s rays
(photog) to reverse some of the tones of (a negative or print) and introduce pronounced outlines of highlights, by exposing it briefly to light after developing and washing, and then redeveloping
to expose (a patient) to the therapeutic effects of solar or ultraviolet light
noun 1. the unit, equivalent to the mass of the sun, in which the masses of stars and other celestial objects are given: a black hole of one million solar masses. noun 1. an astronomical unit of mass equal to the sun’s mass, 1.981 × 1030 kilograms M⊙
- Solar myth
noun 1. a myth explaining or allegorizing the origin or movement of the sun
noun 1. Astronomy. a unit equal to 10 −36 neutrino captures per second per target atom, used as a measure of the flux of neutrino radiation from the sun. Abbreviation: SNU.
- Solar photovoltaic cells
solar photovoltaic cells [(foh-toh-vol-tay-ik, foh-toh-vohl-tay-ik)] See solar cells.