incandescence


in·can·des·cence

noun \ˌin-kən-ˈde-sən(t)s also -(ˌ)kan-\

Definition of INCANDESCENCE

:  the quality or state of being incandescent; especially :  emission by a hot body of radiation that makes it visible

Examples of INCANDESCENCE

  1. <candles made from whale oil were once highly prized because they burned with an incandescence superior to that of other candles>

First Known Use of INCANDESCENCE

circa 1656

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