fluorescent

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adjective fluo·res·cent \flu̇-ˈre-sənt, flȯ-\

Definition of fluorescent

  1. 1 :  having or relating to fluorescence

  2. 2 :  bright and glowing as a result of fluorescence fluorescent inks; broadly :  very bright in color

fluorescent

noun

fluorescently

adverb

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First Known Use of fluorescent

1853


FLUORESCENT Defined for English Language Learners

fluorescent

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Definition of fluorescent for English Language Learners

  • : producing light when electricity flows through a tube that is filled with a type of gas

  • : very bright


FLUORESCENT Defined for Kids

fluorescent

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adjective fluo·res·cent \flu̇-ˈre-sənt, flō-\

Definition of fluorescent for Students

  1. 1 :  giving out visible light when exposed to external radiation a fluorescent substance a fluorescent coating

  2. 2 :  producing visible light by means of a fluorescent coating a fluorescent bulb

  3. 3 :  extremely bright or glowing fluorescent colors



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