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incandescence

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noun in·can·des·cence \ˌin-kən-ˈde-sən(t)s also -(ˌ)kan-\

Definition of incandescence

  1. :  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>



Circa 1656

First Known Use of incandescence

circa 1656



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