luminescence luminescence  /ˌlu mə ˈnɛ səns/


  1. (n) light not due to incandescence; occurs at low temperatures
  2. (n) light from nonthermal sources


  1. When most narcotics had stopped bacterial luminescence, compression of the solution restored the glow.
  2. The darkness was complete except for the faint luminescence of something in a tube which she held in her hand.
  3. After explaining that luminescence in living matter is not phosphorescence and has nothing to do with phosphorus, he had a simple story to tell.


  • Flickers of Light in the Summer Night

    Fireflies’ luminescence is 100% efficient Michelle Steel Tiny golden-yellow lights flicker on, off, on, off.     Watching them brings memories of childhood.     Back in the days when I’d play outside from summer sun-up to after sundown, fireflies kept me company at night.     Reading kept me company, too.     P.D. Eastman’s Sam and the Firefly was a favorite. read more
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Bay Weekly

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  • I came away feeling envious of the power that Schama said this art had: it was propaganda for bloody revolutionaries, magic for popes or "marinating the meat of existence in a rinse of luminescence".
    on Oct 4, 2006 By: Simon Schama Source: Times Online

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