Related formslu·mi·nes·cent, adjectivenon·lu·mi·nes·cence, nounnon·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjectiveun·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjective
Examples from the Web for luminescence
And, ironically, in the darkness, he sees the luminescence of the jungle around him.
Apparently there is no rhyme or reason in the distribution of luminescence throughout the plant or animal kingdom.
His left hand fell upon Assha's shoulder, turning the man half around as Ross, too, stepped upon the patch of luminescence.The Time Traders|Andre Norton
The luminescence that clothed Norhala brightened, deepening the darkness.The Metal Monster|A. Merritt
In adaptation to the darkness, in which there is only luminescence that eyes could use, there is a great development of tactility.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)|J. Arthur Thomson
Thus combustion, respiration and luminescence of flesh or wood were early recognized as related phenomena.
British Dictionary definitions for luminescence
- 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