lucent

[loo-suh nt]
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Origin of lucent

1490–1500; < Latin lūcent- (stem of lūcēns), present participle of lūcēre to shine. See lucid, -ent
Related formslu·cen·cy; Rare, lu·cence, nounlu·cent·ly, adverbin·ter·lu·cent, adjectivesem·i·lu·cent, adjectiveun·lu·cent, adjective
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lucent

adjective
  1. brilliant, shining, or translucent
Derived Formslucently, adverb

Word Origin for lucent

C16: from Latin lūcēns, present participle of lūcēre to shine
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Word Origin and History for lucent
adj.

mid-15c., "shining, bright, luminous," from Latin lucentem (nominative lucens), present participle of lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)). Meaning "lucid, clear" is from 1820. Related: Lucently.

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