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luminescence

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noun lu·mi·nes·cence \-ˈne-sən(t)s\

Simple Definition of luminescence

  • : the creation of light by processes that do not involve heat; also : the light created

Full Definition of luminescence

  1. :  the low-temperature emission of light (as by a chemical or physiological process); also :  light produced by luminescence

lu·mi·nes·cent play \-sənt\ adjective

Examples of luminescence

  1. the luminescence of the watch

  2. <we could see inside the cave even without a flashlight because of the luminescence coming from some of the fungus on the walls>



Origin of luminescence

International Scientific Vocabulary lumin- + -escence


First Known Use: 1889


Medical Dictionary

luminescence

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noun lu·mi·nes·cence \ˌlü-mə-ˈnes-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of luminescence

  1. :  the low-temperature emission of light produced especially by physiological processes (as in the firefly), by chemical action, by friction, or by electrical action; also :  light produced by luminescence

  2. lu·mi·nesce \-ˈnes\play intransitive verb, lu·mi·nesced lu·mi·nesc·ing
    lu·mi·nes·cent \-ənt\play adjective





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