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Meaning of "UV-B" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UV-B

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WHAT DOES UV-B MEAN IN ENGLISH?

UV-B

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-B in the English dictionary

The definition of UV-B in the dictionary is ultraviolet radiation with a range of 280–315 nanometres.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UV-B

Utzon
UU
UV
UV-A
uvarovite
uvea
uveal
Uvedale
uveitic
uveitis
uveous
UVF
uvula
uvulae
uvular
uvularly
uvulitis
UWB
UWIST
Uxbridge

Synonyms and antonyms of UV-B in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «UV-B» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UV-B

Find out the translation of UV-B to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of UV-B 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-B» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

UV-B的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

UV - B
570 millions of speakers

English

UV-B
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यूवी बी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

UV -B
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

УФ-В
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

UV - B
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এই UV- বি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

UV -B
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

UV-B
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

UV -B
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

UV- B
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

UV- B
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

UV-B
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

UV-B
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புற ஊதா-பி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

UV-B
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

UV-B
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

UV - B
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

UV -B
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

УФ -В
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

UV-B
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

UV-B
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

UV -B
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

UV - B
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

UV -B
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of UV-B

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UV-B»

The term «UV-B» is regularly used and occupies the 73.904 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UV-B» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UV-B»

Discover the use of UV-B in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to UV-B and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Causes and Environmental Implications of Increased UV-B ...
This book examines the likely impact that increases in UV-B radiation will have on life on earth.
Roy M. Harrison, Ronald E. Hester, 2000
2
Plants and UV-B: Responses to Environmental Change
A comprehensive review of this important aspect of environmental change.
Peter Lumsden, 1997
3
UV-B Effects on Nordic Marine Ecosystem: A Literature Review
On cover: Environment. UV B = ultra violet radiation (280-315 nm).
Sten-Ake Wängberg, 1996
4
UV-B and biosphere
The book UV-B and Biosphere summarizes the current status of knowledge related to effects of UV-B radiation on plant life, ranging from gene to ecosystem level.
J. Rozema, 1997
5
Plants for Environmental Studies
which results in attenuation of UV-B in the epidermis before it can reach the interior of the leaf (Caldwell 1981; Murali et al. 1988; Tevini et al. 1988, 1991; Day et al. 1992; Cen and Bornman 1993; Wilson and Greenberg 1993a). Biological ...
Wuncheng (Woodr Wang, William R. Lower, Joseph W. Gorsuch, 1997
6
Environmental UV Radiation: Impact on Ecosystems and Human ...
Gonzalez et al.24 and Nogués et al.14 demonstrated that UV-B decreases leaf cell number and cell division. Repair of UV-B damage to DNA before replication and direct UV-B-induced oxidation of tubulin, delaying microtubule formation25 ...
Francesco Ghetti, Giovanni Checcucci, Janet F. Bornman, 2006
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Elevated ultraviolet (UV)-B radiation and agriculture
This book illuminates the effects of UV-B on global agriculture. It reviews the assessment methodology, the mechanisms of action and the effects of elevated UV-B on crops, weeds and pathogens.
Sagar V. Krupa, R. N. Kickert, H. J. Jäger, 1998
8
Photobiology: The Science of Life and Light
In the aquatic environment UV-B decomposes dissolved organic matter, thus making the water more transparent and increasing penetration of ultraviolet radiation, as well as making the organic substances more available for bacterial growth.
Lars Olof Björn, 2007
9
Echinodermata
In the UV range, shorter wavelengths (UV-B and UV-C) are more attenuated than longer wavelengths (UV-A). Nevertheless, UV-B light still penetrates in clear seawater up to 30 m (Smith et al. 1992) or more (about 50 m in the Antarctica; Smith ...
Valeria Matranga, 2005
10
Photosynthesis and the Environment
UV-B exposure (Strid et al., 1990). Levels of PEP carboxylase were also reduced in corn (Zea mays) a C4 species, but only at very high UV-B radiation levels (Vu et al., 1982a). Decreases in Rubisco activity can also be implied from other ...
N.R. Baker, 1996

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« EDUCALINGO. Uv-B [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/uv-b>. Aug 2022 ».
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