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a hypothetical body that absorbs without reflection all of the electromagnetic radiation incident on its surface.
Contemporary Examples

Inside Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Apartment Michael Daly February 1, 2014

Historical Examples

Moran of the Lady Letty Frank Norris
Fantazius Mallare Ben Hecht
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2 Various
Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Voodoo Gold Trail Walter Walden
Flash-lights from the Seven Seas William L. Stidger
The Death Shot Mayne Reid
The Children’s Book of Birds Olive Thorne Miller
The Dragon of Wantley Owen Wister

(physics) a hypothetical body that would be capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it Also called full radiator
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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