- the emission of light not caused by incandescence and occurring at a temperature below that of incandescent bodies.
- the light produced by such an emission.
Origin of luminescence
Examples from the Web for luminescence
Contemporary Examples of luminescence
And, ironically, in the darkness, he sees the luminescence of the jungle around him.The Tantric Sex in Avatar
Asra Q. Nomani
March 4, 2010
Historical Examples of luminescence
The interesting problem of luminescence will be discussed elsewhere.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
I came to full awareness under the luminescence of the infirmary's overhead.Attrition
The luminescence that clothed Norhala brightened, deepening the darkness.
It was as though a door had opened into some world of luminescence.
Only if this proceeds rapidly enough does luminescence occur.The Nature of Animal Light
E. Newton Harvey
- the emission of light at low temperatures by any process other than incandescence, such as phosphorescence or chemiluminescence
- the light emitted by such a process
Word Origin for luminescence
Fluorescence and Phosphorescence -- Prof. E. Wiedmann has made a new study of these phenomena. He proposes the general name luminescence for evolutions of light which do not depend on the temperature of the substance concerned. ["Photographic News," April 20, 1888]
- The emission of light that does not derive energy from the temperature of the emitting body, as in fluorescence and bioluminescence.
- The light so emitted.
- The emission of light as a result of the excitation of atoms by energy other than heat. Bioluminescence, fluorescence, and phosphorescence are examples of luminescence that can be produced by biological or chemical processes.
- The light produced in this way.