calorescence

[ kal-uh-res-uh ns ]
/ ˌkæl əˈrɛs əns /

noun Physics.

incandescence caused by absorption of radiation having a frequency below that of visible light.

Nearby words

  1. caloocan,
  2. caloosahatchee,
  3. calor,
  4. calor gas,
  5. caloreceptor,
  6. calori's bursa,
  7. calori-,
  8. caloric,
  9. caloric nystagmus,
  10. caloric test

Origin of calorescence

1855–65; < Latin calor heat + -escence

Related formscal·o·res·cent, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for calorescence

calorescence

/ (ˌkæləˈrɛsəns) /

noun

physics the absorption of radiation by a body, subsequently re-emitted at a higher frequency (lower wavelength)
Derived Formscalorescent, adjective

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