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Tobacco, UV rays, viruses, heredity, and age are the main causes of cancer.
Harold E. Varmus

Meaning of "UV" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UV

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WHAT DOES UV MEAN IN ENGLISH?

UV

Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light, but longer than X-rays, that is, in the range between ~310 nm and 100 nm, corresponding to photon energies from 4 eV to 12.4 eV. It is so-named because the spectrum consists of electromagnetic waves with frequencies higher than those that humans identify as the color violet. Under ideal laboratory conditions, people can see infrared up to at least 1050 nm, children and young adults ultraviolet down to about 310 to 313 nm. Near-UV is visible to a number of insects and birds. UV light is found in sunlight and is emitted by electric arcs and specialized lights such as mercury lamps and black lights. It can cause chemical reactions, and causes many substances to glow or fluoresce. A large fraction of UV, including all that reaches the surface of the Earth, is classified as non-ionizing radiation.

Definition of UV in the English dictionary

The definition of UV in the dictionary is ultraviolet.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UV

Utzon
UU
UV-A
UV-B
uvarovite
uvea
uveal
Uvedale
uveitic
uveitis
uveous
UVF

Synonyms and antonyms of UV in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «UV» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UV

Find out the translation of UV to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of UV from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «UV» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

紫外线
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

UV
570 millions of speakers

English

UV
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यूवी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأشعة فوق البنفسجية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

УФ
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

UV
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এই UV-
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

UV
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

UV
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

UV-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

UV
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

UV
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

UV
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

UV
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புற ஊதா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

यूव्ही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

UV
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

UV
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

UV
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

УФ
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

UV
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

UV
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

UV
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

UV
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

UV
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of UV

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UV»

The term «UV» is very widely used and occupies the 279 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UV» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about UV

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QUOTES WITH «UV»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word UV.
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Harold E. Varmus
Tobacco, UV rays, viruses, heredity, and age are the main causes of cancer.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UV»

Discover the use of UV in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to UV and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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UV Coatings: Basics, Recent Developments and New Applications
The main part of the book will deal with new developments, like water-based UV coatings, UV powder coatings and dual cure systems, cured by UV and thermal energy, which have been developed to cure the coating on three dimensional substrates ...
Reinhold Schwalm, 2006
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UV Spectroscopy: Techniques, Instrumentation and Data Handling
This book is intended as an introductory text.
B.J. Clark, T. Frost, M.A. Russell, 1993
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UV-visible Spectrophotometry of Water and Wastewater
UV-Visible Spectrophotometry of Water and Wastewater is the first book dedicated to the use of UV spectrophotometry for water and wastewater quality monitoring.
Olivier Thomas, Christopher Burgess, 2007
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UV-VIS Spectroscopy and Its Applications
The volume is an invaluable source of information on UV-VIS spectroscopy and its applications for specialists and non-specialists.
Heinz-Helmut Perkampus, 2012
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Ultraviolet Spectroscopy And Uv Lasers
This volume presents a complete and thorough examination of advances in the instrumentation, evaluation, and implementation of UV technology for reliable and efficient data acquisition and analysis.
Prabhakar Misra, Mark A. Dubinskii, 2002
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The Effects of UV Radiation in the Marine Environment
This book, first published in 2000, provides a comprehensive review of UV radiation effects in the marine environment. A multidisciplinary approach is adopted to discuss all aspects from a physical, chemical and biological perspective.
Stephen De Mora, Serge Demers, Maria Vernet, 2000
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UV Effects in Aquatic Organisms and Ecosystems
This book offers extensive coverage of the most important aspects of UVR effects on all aquatic ecosystems, encompassing UV physics, chemistry, biology and ecology.
E. Walter Helbling, Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain), 2003
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Skin Cancer and Uv Radiation
This book provides a detailed review of the field of skin cancer and UV radiation and is an excerpt of the International Congress on Skin Cancer and UV Radiation held in Bochum/Germany in October 1996.
Peter Altmeyer, Klaus Hoffmann, Markus Stücker, 1997
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UV Lasers: Effects and Applications in Materials Science
A comprehensive overview of the applications of UV lasers in materials science, first published in 1996.
W. W. Duley, 2005
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Scattered and Filtered Solar UV Measurements
Accordingly, this book aims to quantify, understand and provide information on the filtered and scattered solar UV. This book is aimed at students and new researchers in the field of solar UV and environmental measurements; however there is ...
Alfio V. Parisi, Jeff Sabburg, Michael G. Kimlin, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UV»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term UV is used in the context of the following news items.
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Handy UV-Busting Visor Snaps Onto Any Bike Helmet
Caption: An ex-software engineer and a crack team of design alumni from IDEO and frog have designed a new cycling accessory. The Bouclier visor attaches to ... «Wired, Jul 15»
2
What exactly is the UV Index?
It's that time of year again, the dog days of summer. Most people will be outside more than usual hitting the pool, beach, or lake. It's important to check the UV ... «WGAL Lancaster, Jul 15»
3
UV boi: Flume showed if you make what you love, you can achieve …
UV boi fell in love with music thanks to Chrome Sparks's Your Planet. Photograph: ... Triple J also took note, naming UV boi their Listen Out winner in 2014. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Small UVe robot uses UV light to blast germs lingering on kitchen …
A small, autonomous bot named UVe blasts bacteria with ultraviolet (UV) light so humans can put their feet up and stop using chemicals on their work surfaces ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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This UV-emitting door handle neutralizes bacteria, helps fight the …
On the list of most germ-ridden objects you encounter on a daily basis, door handles are probably one of the worst. They're particularly problematic because, ... «Digital Trends, Jun 15»
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How DNA protects itself from UV light
X-rays from the Linac Coherent Light Source were used to measure the ultrafast response of DNA nucleobases to ultraviolet light. Researchers found that the UV ... «Phys.Org, Jun 15»
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Watch a Ferrari Get Blasted With UV Paint in 100-MPH Winds
The Italian automaker graciously allowed the Swiss photographer to blast several hues of UV paint all over a brand new Ferrari California T, and damned if the ... «Wired, Jun 15»
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'UV radiation levels on the rise in Delhi'
NEW DELHI: The rising temperature has put Delhi at high risk of ultraviolet (UV) rays with the national capital receiving alarming levels of radiation this season, ... «Times of India, May 15»
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High ultraviolet radiation responsible for steep rise in heat deaths in …
HYDERABAD: The steep rise in sunstroke deaths in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is the result of the ultraviolet (UV) radiation index in the two states that ... «Times of India, May 15»
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A Man's Tan, Without the UV
Men may not like to discuss bronzing creams and self-tanners, but that doesn't mean they don't use them. “It's bizarre,” said Dominick D'Erasmo, 41, a marketing ... «New York Times, May 15»

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