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fluorescent

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adjective fluo·res·cent \-sənt\

Simple Definition of fluorescent

  • : producing light when electricity flows through a tube that is filled with a type of gas

  • : very bright

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fluorescent

  1. 1 :  having or relating to fluorescence

  2. 2 :  bright and glowing as a result of fluorescence <fluorescent inks>; broadly :  very bright in color

fluorescent noun
fluorescently adverb

1853

First Known Use of fluorescent

1853


FLUORESCENT Defined for Kids

fluorescent

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adjective fluo·res·cent \flu̇-ˈre-sənt, flō-\

Definition of fluorescent for Students

  1. 1 :  giving out visible light when exposed to external radiation <a fluorescent substance> <a fluorescent coating>

  2. 2 :  producing visible light by means of a fluorescent coating <a fluorescent bulb>

  3. 3 :  extremely bright or glowing <fluorescent colors>




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