- the act or an instance of insolating
- the treatment of disease by exposure to the sun's rays
- radiation from the sun received by a surface, esp. the earth's surface
- the rate of such radiation per unit of surface
Origin of insolationClassical Latin insolatio
- a. The act or an instance of exposing to sunlight.b. Therapeutic exposure to sunlight.
- See sunstroke.
- a. The solar radiation striking Earth or another planet.b. The rate of delivery of solar radiation per unit of horizontal surface.
(usually uncountable, plural insolations)
- The incident radiant energy emitted by the sun which reaches a unit area over a period of time, typically measured over a horizontal area at the Earth's surface or at the top of Earth's atmosphere.
- The rate of delivery of such radiation.
- The act or process of exposing to the rays of the sun, such as for the purpose of medical treatment, drying or maturing, as fruits, drugs, etc., or of rendering acid, as vinegar.
- (medicine, dated) sunstroke.