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noun ther·mo·lu·mi·nes·cence \-ˌlü-mə-ˈne-sən(t)s\

Definition of thermoluminescence

  1. 1 :  phosphorescence developed in a previously excited substance upon gentle heating

  2. 2 :  the determination of the age of old material (as pottery) by the amount of thermoluminescence it produces —called also thermoluminescence dating


play \-sənt\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of thermoluminescence

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use: 1897

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