photoluminescence

[ foh-tuh-loo-muh-nes-uhns ]

nounPhysics.
  1. luminescence induced by the absorption of infrared radiation, visible light, or ultraviolet radiation.

Origin of photoluminescence

1
First recorded in 1885–90; photo- + luminescence

Other words from photoluminescence

  • pho·to·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjective

Words Nearby photoluminescence

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How to use photoluminescence in a sentence

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British Dictionary definitions for photoluminescence

photoluminescence

/ (ˌfəʊtəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns) /


noun
  1. luminescence resulting from the absorption of light or infrared or ultraviolet radiation

Derived forms of photoluminescence

  • photoluminescent, adjective

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