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photoluminescence

[foh-tuh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns] /ˌfoʊ təˌlu məˈnɛs əns/
noun, Physics.
1.
luminescence induced by the absorption of infrared radiation, visible light, or ultraviolet radiation.
Origin of photoluminescence
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; photo- + luminescence
Related forms
photoluminescent, adjective
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  • Page 26: re-positioned period outside of parentheses "after being illuminated (photoluminescence)."

    The Nature of Animal Light E. Newton Harvey
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photoluminescence

/ˌfəʊtəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns/
noun
1.
luminescence resulting from the absorption of light or infrared or ultraviolet radiation
Derived Forms
photoluminescent, adjective
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