2. A slight indication of something positive in a difficult or worrying situation a ray of hope.
3. A thin beam of radiant energy or particles.
4. A straight line that extends from a point infinitely in one direction.
5. An arm of a starfish or other animal with body parts radiating from the center.
6. A bright streak on the lunar surface which radiates from a crater.
7. In botany, a distinct strand of tissue running radially through the conducting tissues in the stem of a plant.
8. A fish with a cartilaginous skeleton, a horizontally flat head and body, broad pectoral fins, and a tapering tail.
9. Etymology: from Old French rai, rais, "ray, spoke"; from Latin radius, "ray, spoke, staff, rod".
Mr. Villafane carves and composes many pumpkins and creates additional structures with other materials for the pleasure of viewers.
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The cathode-ray tubes are used in oscilloscopes, radar, television sets, and computer monitors.
X-rays possess the capabilities of penetrating most substances (to varying extents), of acting on a photographic film or plate (permitting radiography), and of causing a fluorescent screen to give off light (permitting fluoroscopy).
Formerly called a Roentgen ray, in low doses X-rays are used for making images that help to diagnose disease, and in high doses to treat cancer.