Meaning of INFRARED in English

INFRARED

/in'freuh red"/ , n.

1. the part of the invisible spectrum that is contiguous to the red end of the visible spectrum and that comprises electromagnetic radiation of wavelengths from 800 nm to 1 mm.

adj.

2. noting or pertaining to the infrared or its component rays: infrared radiation. Cf. ultraviolet .

Also, infra-red .

[ 1825-35; INFRA- + RED 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .