luminescence luminescence  /ˌlu mə ˈnɛ səns/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  • 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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Quotes

  • 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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