Ray vs Infrared - What's the difference?
As a proper noun ray
is from a (etyl
) nickname meaning a king or a roe.
As a noun infrared is
electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength longer than visible light, but shorter than microwave radiation, having a wavelength between 700 nm and 1 mm.
As an adjective infrared is
having the wavelength in the infrared.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Via (etyl), from (etyl) rai, from (etyl) .
A beam of light or radiation.
(zoology) A rib-like reinforcement of bone or cartilage in a fish's fin.
(zoology) One of the spheromeres of a radiate, especially one of the arms of a starfish or an ophiuran.
(botany) A radiating part of a flower or plant; the marginal florets of a compound flower, such as an aster or a sunflower; one of the pedicels of an umbel or other circular flower cluster; radius.
(obsolete) Sight; perception; vision; from an old theory of vision, that sight was something which proceeded from the eye to the object seen.
* Alexander Pope
- I saw a ray of light through the clouds.
(mathematics) A line extending indefinitely in one direction from a point.
(colloquial) A tiny amount.
- All eyes direct their rays / On him, and crowds turn coxcombs as they gaze.
- Unfortunately he didn't have a ray of hope .
* death ray
* gamma ray
* manta ray
* ray gun
To emit something as if in rays.
To radiate as if in rays
- (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
(etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m).
A marine fish with a flat body, large wing-like fins, and a whip-like tail.
Shortened from array.
(obsolete) To arrange.
(obsolete) To stain or soil; to defile.
* 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.4:
- From his soft eyes the teares he wypt away, / And form his face the filth that did it ray .
From its sound, by analogy with the letters chay, jay, gay, kay, which it resembles graphically.
The name of the letter ?/?, one of two which represent the r sound in Pitman shorthand.
(obsolete) Array; order; arrangement; dress.
- And spoiling all her gears and goodly ray .
electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength longer than visible light, but shorter than microwave radiation, having a wavelength between 700 nm and 1 mm
Having the wavelength in the infrared.
- infrared light
- infrared waves
In the infrared spectrum.
- infrared radiation
* infrared astronomy
* infrared camera
* infrared detector
* infrared divergence
* infrared film
* infrared filter
* infrared fixed point
* infrared homing
* infrared imagery
* infrared lamp
* infrared microscope
* infrared motion detector
* infrared multiphoton dissociation
* infrared photography
* infrared pointer
* infrared port
* infrared radiation
* infrared remote control
* infrared repellor
* infrared sauna
* infrared spectroscopy
* infrared thermometer