luminescence

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

Definition of luminescence

: the low-temperature emission of light (as by a chemical or physiological process); also : light produced by luminescence

luminescent

play \ˌlü-mə-ˈne-sᵊnt\ adjective

Examples of luminescence in a Sentence

  1. the luminescence of the watch

  2. we could see inside the cave even without a flashlight because of the luminescence coming from some of the fungus on the walls

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Origin and Etymology of luminescence

International Scientific Vocabulary lumin- + -escence


LUMINESCENCE Defined for English Language Learners

luminescence

noun

Definition of luminescence for English Language Learners

  • : the creation of light by processes that do not involve heat; also : the light created


Medical Dictionary

luminescence

noun lu·mi·nes·cence \ ˌlü-mə-ˈnes-ᵊn(t)s \

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

luminesce

play \-ˈnes\ intransitive verb luminesced; luminescing

luminescent

play \-ᵊnt\ adjective


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