Plage meaning

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A sandy beach at a seaside resort.
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A bright and intensely hot area in the sun's chromosphere, usually associated with a sunspot.
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A sandy beach at a seaside resort area.
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A bright granular area in the chromosphere of the sun visible on a spectroheliogram that is taken at the wavelengths of the hydrogen or ionized calcium vapor.
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A bright and intensely hot area in the Sun's chromosphere, usually associated with a sunspot. It is typically brighter than its surroundings but may be indistinguishable due to lack of contrast. Plages are sources of strong ultraviolet radiation.
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Origin of plage

  • French from Italian piaggia ultimately from Greek plagia neuter pl. of plagios oblique, slanting plagal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition