Definition of Luminescence in English :

Define Luminescence in English

Luminescence meaning in English

Meaning of Luminescence in English

Pronunciation of Luminescence in English

Luminescence pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of luminescence


1. luminescence

light not due to incandescence; occurs at low temperatures

2. glow, luminescence

light from nonthermal sources

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see synonyms of luminescence
the emission of light at low temperatures by any process other than incandescence, such as phosphorescence or chemiluminescence
the light emitted by such a process

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see synonyms of luminescence
any giving off of light caused by the absorption of radiant or corpuscular energy and not by incandescence; any cold light; specif., fluorescence or phosphorescence occurring in various chemical, biological, electrical, etc. processes at relatively low temperatures

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see synonyms of luminescence
1. The emission of light that does not derive energy from the temperature of the emitting body, as in phosphorescence, fluorescence, and bioluminescence. Luminescence is caused by chemical, biochemical, or crystallographic changes, the motions of subatomic particles, or radiation-induced excitation of an atomic system.
2. The light so emitted.

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