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thermoluminescence

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

Definition of THERMOLUMINESCENCE

1
:  phosphorescence developed in a previously excited substance upon gentle heating
2
:  the determination of the age of old material (as pottery) by the amount of thermoluminescence it produces —called also thermoluminescence dating
ther·mo·lu·mi·nes·cent \-sənt\ adjective

Origin of THERMOLUMINESCENCE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1897

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