Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the power or tendency to emit matter or energy; emitting.

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or having the capacity to emit radiation or matter; emitting

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sending out; emitting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sending out; emitting; radiating, as light.
  • Pertaining to Newton's explanation of light by the theory of emission. See emission.

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Examples

  • The only colours that should have any emissive are those that radiate light - but then it shows a limitation of the studio package - the emissive should be a light-source as it's radiated light (e.g. a glowing red-hot metal bar should have a red emissive that should cast a red-light onto the surrounding parts).

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  • Triple-glazed, low-emissive windows will become common, accounting for up to a third of sales in colder climates.

    Houses of 2020 will be all about energy

  • Because LCD and plasma TVs produce images in a fundamentally different manner — plasma is an emissive technology that generates light, whereas LCD is a transmissive technology that requires a backlight — there will also be some features unique to each type of display.

    Buzzword: What makes a TV "3D-ready"?

  • Because LCD and plasma TVs produce images in a fundamentally different manner—plasma is an emissive technology that generates light, whereas LCD is a transmissive technology that requires a backlight—there will also be some features unique to each type of display.

    Buzzword: What makes a TV "3D-ready"?

  • But this idea is about not only the color of a roof but also its solar reflectance (SR) and thermal emittance (TE), which are rated on a scale of 0 to 1, with 1 being the most reflective or emissive.

    Buzzword: Cool Roof

  • One of the optical holy grails is for a true flat black, e.g. a black materials that is completely absorptive and thermally emissive at all wavelengths.

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  • Somewhere in the middle is the wise farmer who ships his corn on the river, which is less emissive than trucking it to the processing plant.

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  • The nano-emissive display is said to have a better quality, durability and economics than most traditional forms of display technology.

    Nano-Emissive Display

  • A nano-emissive display, also known as an NED, is a new type of nanotube technology that may one day revolutionize the way video and other electronic displays work.

    Nano-Emissive Display

  • Once it reaches the mass market, a nano-emissive display is expected to provide superior quality in a number of different ways to display technologies currently available.

    Nano-Emissive Display

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