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Meaning of X-ray in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD X-RAY

Partial translation of German X-Strahlen (from Strahl ray), coined by W. K. Roentgen in 1895.
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PRONUNCIATION OF X-RAY

X-ray play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF X-RAY

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X-Ray is a verb and can also act as a noun.
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A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb X-ray in English.

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WHAT DOES X-RAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

X-ray

X-ray

X-radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation. Most X-rays have a wavelength in the range of 0.01 to 10 nanometers, corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 petahertz to 30 exahertz and energies in the range 100 eV to 100 keV. X-ray wavelengths are shorter than those of UV rays and typically longer than those of gamma rays. In many languages, X-radiation is referred to with terms meaning Röntgen radiation, after Wilhelm Röntgen, who is usually credited as its discoverer, and who had named it X-radiation to signify an unknown type of radiation. Spelling of X-ray in the English language includes the variants x-ray, xray and X ray. X-rays with photon energies above 5–10 keV are called hard X-rays, while those with lower energy are called soft X-rays. Due to their penetrating ability, hard X-rays are widely used to image the inside of objects, e.g., in medical radiography and airport security. As a result, the term X-ray is metonymically used to refer to a radiographic image produced using this method, in addition to the method itself.

definitionDefinition of X-ray in the English dictionary

The first definition of X-ray in the dictionary is electromagnetic radiation emitted when matter is bombarded with fast electrons. X-rays have wavelengths shorter than that of ultraviolet radiation, that is less than about 1 × 10–8 metres. They extend to indefinitely short wavelengths, but below about 1 × 10–11 metres they are often called gamma radiation. Other definition of X-ray is a picture produced by exposing photographic film to X-rays: used in medicine as a diagnostic aid as parts of the body, such as bones, absorb X-rays and so appear as opaque areas on the picture. X-Ray is also a code word for the letter x.

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CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO X-RAY

PRESENT

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Present
I x-ray
you x-ray
he/she/it x-rays
we x-ray
you x-ray
they x-ray
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Present continuous
I am x-raying
you are x-raying
he/she/it is x-raying
we are x-raying
you are x-raying
they are x-raying
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Present perfect
I have x-rayed
you have x-rayed
he/she/it has x-rayed
we have x-rayed
you have x-rayed
they have x-rayed
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Present perfect continuous
I have been x-raying
you have been x-raying
he/she/it has been x-raying
we have been x-raying
you have been x-raying
they have been x-raying
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Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

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Past
I x-rayed
you x-rayed
he/she/it x-rayed
we x-rayed
you x-rayed
they x-rayed
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Past continuous
I was x-raying
you were x-raying
he/she/it was x-raying
we were x-raying
you were x-raying
they were x-raying
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Past perfect
I had x-rayed
you had x-rayed
he/she/it had x-rayed
we had x-rayed
you had x-rayed
they had x-rayed
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Past perfect continuous
I had been x-raying
you had been x-raying
he/she/it had been x-raying
we had been x-raying
you had been x-raying
they had been x-raying
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Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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Future
I will x-ray
you will x-ray
he/she/it will x-ray
we will x-ray
you will x-ray
they will x-ray
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Future continuous
I will be x-raying
you will be x-raying
he/she/it will be x-raying
we will be x-raying
you will be x-raying
they will be x-raying
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Future perfect
I will have x-rayed
you will have x-rayed
he/she/it will have x-rayed
we will have x-rayed
you will have x-rayed
they will have x-rayed
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Future perfect continuous
I will have been x-raying
you will have been x-raying
he/she/it will have been x-raying
we will have been x-raying
you will have been x-raying
they will have been x-raying
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The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

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Conditional
I would X-ray
you would X-ray
he/she/it would X-ray
we would X-ray
you would X-ray
they would X-ray
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Conditional continuous
I would be x-raying
you would be x-raying
he/she/it would be x-raying
we would be x-raying
you would be x-raying
they would be x-raying
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Conditional perfect
I would have X-ray
you would have X-ray
he/she/it would have X-ray
we would have X-ray
you would have X-ray
they would have X-ray
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Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been x-raying
you would have been x-raying
he/she/it would have been x-raying
we would have been x-raying
you would have been x-raying
they would have been x-raying
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Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you x-ray
we let´s x-ray
you x-ray
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The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to x-ray
Past participle
x-rayed
Present Participle
x-raying
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Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.
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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE X-RAY

X-ray
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Synonyms and antonyms of X-ray in the English dictionary of synonyms

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SYNONYMS OF «X-RAY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «X-ray» and belong to the same grammatical category.
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WORDS RELATING TO «X-RAY»

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Translation of «X-ray» into 20 languages

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TRANSLATION OF X-RAY

Find out the translation of X-ray to 20 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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The translations of X-ray from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «X-ray» in English.
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Translator English - Chinese

X光
1,325 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Spanish

rayos X
550 millions of speakers
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en

Translator English - English

X-ray
510 millions of speakers
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एक्स रे
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

أَشِعَّةُ إِكْس
280 millions of speakers
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рентгеновские лучи
278 millions of speakers
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raio X
270 millions of speakers
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radio
220 millions of speakers
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Röntgenstrahl
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X線
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X선
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X-quang
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radiografia
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promienie Rentgena
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рентген
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rază x
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ακτίνα Χ
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X -straal-
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röntgen
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røntgen
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HOW DO YOU SAY X-RAY IN ...

The translation of X-ray in French is radio play
See the definition of radio and synonyms of radio in the French dictionary.

The translation of X-ray in Italian is radiografia play
See the definition of radiografia and synonyms of radiografia in the Italian dictionary.

Trends of use of X-ray

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «X-RAY»

The term «X-ray» is very widely used and occupies the 10.242 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «X-RAY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about X-ray

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «X-RAY»

Discover the use of X-ray in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to X-ray and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Handbook of X-Ray Spectrometry, Second Edition,
"Updates fundamentals and applications of all modes of x-ray spectrometry, including total reflection and polarized beam x-ray fluorescence analysis, and synchrotron radiation induced x-ray emission.
autorRene Van Grieken, A. Markowicz, 2001
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Elements of Modern X-ray Physics
Eagerly awaited, this second edition of a best-selling text comprehensively describes from a modern perspective the basics of x-ray physics as well as the completely new opportunities offered by synchrotron radiation.
autorJens Als-Nielsen, Des McMorrow, 2011
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X-ray Diffraction in Crystals, Imperfect Crystals, and ...
Exploration of fundamentals of x-ray diffraction theory using Fourier transforms applies general results to various atomic structures, amorphous bodies, crystals, and imperfect crystals. 154 illustrations. 1963 edition.
autorAndré Guinier, 1994
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Quantitative X-Ray Spectrometry, Second Edition,
This work covers important aspects of X-ray spectrometry, from basic principles to the selection of instrument parameters and sample preparation.
autorRon Jenkins, 1995
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Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray Microanalysis: Third ...
This text provides students as well as practitioners with a comprehensive introduction to the field of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray microanalysis. The authors emphasize the practical aspects of the techniques described.
autor‎2003
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An Introduction to X-ray Crystallography
A textbook for the student beginning a serious study of X-ray crystallography.
autorM. M. Woolfson, 1997
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X-Ray Diffraction: A Practical Approach
Theoretical texts of x-rays diffraction often frustrates beginners. After plowing through thick jargon, they may have little understanding of how to record an x-ray diffraction pattern and how to derive useful information from it.
autorC. Suryanarayana, M. Grant Norton, 1998
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The Chest X-ray: A Systematic Teaching Atlas
Helps readers fully master the interpretation of conventional chest radiographs.
autorMatthias Hofer, N. Abanador, 2007
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Soft X-ray Optics
This text describes optics mainly in the 10 to 500 angstrom wavelength region.
autorEberhard Spiller, 1994
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A to Z Mysteries: The X'ed-Out X-Ray
Each book includes a map and a letter from the author. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries! From the Trade Paperback edition.
autorRon Roy, 2009
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «X-RAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term X-ray is used in the context of the following news items.
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Traveler Sends Cat Through X-Ray Machine at LAX
A man traveling from Los Angeles International Airport caused quite a stir last week when he sent his pet cat through the X-ray scanner as if it were a piece of ... «TravelPulse, Jul 15»
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Cat Put Through LAX X-Ray Machine, Shitstorm Ensues
Dear travelers: Don't put your pets through the carry-on X-ray machine at the airport, even if they have a half-dozen balloons of heroin in their little tummies. «LA Weekly, Jul 15»
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A baby getting an X-Ray looks hilarious: This baby squashed into a …
I worked as a floor guy buffing and scrubbing at a hospital and every time I got to xray and radiology I always saw this machine sitting in the hallway and had to ... «Metro, Jun 15»
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Foo Fighters tweet nasty x-ray of Dave Grohl's broken leg to cap off …
Dave Grohl broke his leg during a show in Sweden Friday night. We know this because Dave Grohl said, “Now look! I think I just broke my leg. I think I really ... «For The Win, Jun 15»
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X-ray scan at Spanish border finds child stashed inside suitcase
Instead, the figure of a young child was clearly outlined in the x-ray. When guards opened the bag, the boy emerged from the suitcase scared and confused, ... «The Guardian, May 15»
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X-ray machine opens new frontier
Researchers in Palo Alto in the US state of California have developed the most powerful X-ray laser in the world. The Linac Coherent Light Source is being used ... «BBC News, Feb 15»
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The Largest X-Ray Flare Ever Just Erupted From The Center Of Our …
Astronomers attempting to monitor a cloud of gas reacting to the black hole at the center of our galaxy got a huge surprise: A giant x-ray flare erupting from that ... «io9, Jan 15»
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Stunning X-Ray Portrait Of The Sun Snapped By NASA's NuSTAR …
The green and blue portions of the image show highly energetic X-ray emissions. The red represents ultraviolet light captured by the Solar Dynamics ... «Huffington Post, Dec 14»
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The Lost Box of the X-Ray Cafe
Last year, when XRAY.FM was in the final stages of raising funds to get itself on the air, reporter Jay Horton spent some time with Tres Shannon, who, before ... «Willamette Week, Sep 14»
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Gladstone Xray and Ultrasound closes shop after five years
As well as the popular 4D imaging packages, Gladstone Xray and Ultrasound offered diagnostic imaging including x-rays, dental, ultrasound and also bone ... «Gladstone Observer, Feb 14»
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