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Meaning & Definition of Infrared in English

English

Infrared

/ɪnfrərɛd/

noun

1. The infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum

  • Electromagnetic wave frequencies below the visible range
  • "They could sense radiation in the infrared"
    synonym:
  • infrared
  • ,
  • infrared frequency

2. Electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths longer than visible light but shorter than radio waves

    synonym:
  • infrared
  • ,
  • infrared light
  • ,
  • infrared radiation
  • ,
  • infrared emission

adjective

1. Having or employing wavelengths longer than light but shorter than radio waves

  • Lying outside the visible spectrum at its red end
  • "Infrared radiation"
  • "Infrared photography"
    synonym:
  • infrared

Examples of using

An infrared ray is electromagnetic radiation.