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thermoluminescence

[thur-moh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns] /ˌθɜr moʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns/
noun, Physics.
1.
phosphorescence produced by the heating of a substance.
Origin of thermoluminescence
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; thermo- + luminescence
Related forms
thermoluminescent, adjective
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  • The production of light by animals is quite another phenomenon from thermoluminescence.

    The Nature of Animal Light E. Newton Harvey
British Dictionary definitions for thermoluminescence

thermoluminescence

/ˌθɜːməʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns/
noun
1.
phosphorescence of certain materials or objects as a result of heating. It is caused by pre-irradiation of the material inducing defects which are removed by the heat, the energy released appearing as light: used in archaeological dating
Derived Forms
thermoluminescent, adjective
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