Definition of scintillation
1 : an act or instance of scintillating; especially : rapid changes in the brightness of a celestial body
2a : a spark or flash emitted in scintillatingb : a flash of light produced in a phosphor by an ionizing event
3 : a brilliant outburst (as of wit)
4 : a flash of the eye
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There’s no power pop this week, just sultry, seductive scintillation.
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First Known Use of scintillation
Medical Definition of scintillation
: a flash of light produced in a phosphor by an ionizing event
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