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Why Schlimmstes but no Schlimmster?

"Wir erwarten Schlimmstes." means "Wir erwarten etwas, das so schlimm ist, dass es nicht mehr weiter steigerbar ist. Wir wissen nicht, was genau." Note the "etwas" (...
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Why Schlimmstes but no Schlimmster?

The word »schlimm« (bad, evil, ...) is an adjective, like »gut« (good), »hässlich« (ugly), »arm« (poor) or »reich« (rich). And in many languages adjectives can be nominalized, which means, they will ...
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What's the difference between "Strahl" and "Strahlung"?

Strahlung only applies to energetic waves, (the composite Ausstrahlung has an entirely different meaning). For everything else, water from the tube or tap, coffee from the coffee pot just Strahl is ...
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What's the difference between "Strahl" and "Strahlung"?

"Strahl" means ray and "Strahlung" means radiation. Notably "Strahlung" usually is uncountable and has no plural as it is the entirety of emitted rays, who jointly form ...
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What's the difference between "Strahl" and "Strahlung"?

Conclusion: both are acceptable (as you assumed after consulting a dictionary) Reasoning: in technical terms, you want to capture the energy of electromagnetic waves. Now, Strahlung =^= radiation and ...
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