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English noun: irradiation

1. irradiation (state) the condition of being exposed to radiation

Broader (hypernym)condition, status

2. irradiation (phenomenon) a column of light (as from a beacon)

Synonymsbeam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light

Broader (hypernym)light, visible light, visible radiation

Narrower (hyponym)heat ray, high beam, laser beam, low beam, moon ray, moon-ray, moonbeam, sunbeam, sunray

3. irradiation (event) (physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex

Broader (hypernym)spread, spreading

Domain categoryphysiology

4. irradiation (cognition) the apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background

Broader (hypernym)illusion, semblance

5. irradiation (cognition) (Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus

Broader (hypernym)generalisation, generalization, stimulus generalisation, stimulus generalization

6. irradiation (act) (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

Synonymsactinotherapy, radiation, radiation therapy, radiotherapy

Broader (hypernym)therapy

Narrower (hyponym)Curietherapy, phototherapy, radium therapy, X-ray therapy

Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine

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