Simple Definition of luminescence
: the creation of light by processes that do not involve heat; also : the light created
Full Definition of luminescence
: the low-temperature emission of light (as by a chemical or physiological process); also : light produced by luminescence
Examples of luminescence
the luminescence of the watch
<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 Definition of luminescence
: 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
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