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phosphorescence


phosphorescence

noun phos·pho·res·cence \-ˈres-ən(t)s\

Definition of PHOSPHORESCENCE

1
:  luminescence that is caused by the absorption of radiation at one wavelength followed by delayed reradiation at a different wavelength and that continues for a noticeable time after the incident radiation stops
2
:  an enduring luminescence without sensible heat
February 27, 2015
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