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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

photon of penetrating electromagnetic radiation (gamma radiation) emitted from an atomic nucleus; photon emitted by an electron as a result of internal conversion; electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths shorter than approximately one tenth of a nanometer

Usage examples (34)
  • "The gamma-ray clicking must drive them nuts," he murmured.
  • This was by far the brightest gamma-ray burst afterglow ever seen.
  • We've surreptitiously flown gamma-ray detectors on weather balloons.
  • Our shuttle's gamma-ray blast wasn't 1 percent of the larger ships '. for more
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