[ kawr-uh-skey-shuh n, kor- ]
/ ˌkɔr əˈskeɪ ʃən, ˌkɒr- /


the act of coruscating.
a sudden gleam or flash of light.
a striking display of brilliance or wit.


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Origin of coruscation

First recorded in 1480–90, coruscation is from the Late Latin word coruscātiōn- (stem of coruscātiō). See coruscate, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for coruscation

/ (ˌkɒrəˈskeɪʃən) /


a gleam or flash of light
a sudden or striking display of brilliance, wit, etc
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Medical definitions for coruscation

[ kôr′ə-skāshən ]


A sensation of a flash of light before the eyes.
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