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ul·tra·vi·o·let ra·di·a·tion

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  1. ultraviolet, ultraviolet radiation, ultraviolet light, ultraviolet illumination, UVnoun

    radiation lying in the ultraviolet range; wave lengths shorter than light but longer than X rays


  1. ultraviolet radiation

    Ultraviolet radiation is a type of electromagnetic radiation, with wavelengths ranging from 10 nanometers to 400 nanometers, that is shorter than visible light but longer than X-rays. It is named because its spectrum lies just beyond the violet end of the visible spectrum. Despite not being visible to the human eye, it can cause chemical reactions and biological effects such as sunburn or producing vitamin D in the human body. It is emitted by the Sun and other sources like tanning lamps and black lights.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ultraviolet radiation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ultraviolet radiation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    It’s not the burn itself that affects the skin cancer risk, it’s the sun exposure that’s associated with that burn, the ultraviolet radiation that’s absorbed by the skin is what raises the risk.


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