Meaning of LUMINESCENCE in English


— luminescent , adj.

/looh'meuh nes"euhns/ , n.

1. the emission of light not caused by incandescence and occurring at a temperature below that of incandescent bodies.

2. the light produced by such an emission.

[ 1885-90; lumin- (see LUMEN) + -ESCENCE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .