electroluminescence

[ ih-lek-troh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns ]
/ ɪˌlɛk troʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns /

noun

luminescence produced by the activation of a dielectric phosphor by an alternating current.

Origin of electroluminescence

First recorded in 1900–05; electro- + luminescence
Related formse·lec·tro·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for electroluminescence

electroluminescence

/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns) /

noun

physics
  1. the emission of light by a phosphor when activated by an alternating field or by a gas when activated by an electric discharge
  2. the light emitted by this process
Derived Formselectroluminescent, adjective
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