[ foh-tuh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˌlu məˈnɛs əns /

noun Physics.

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


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Origin of photoluminescence

First recorded in 1885–90; photo- + luminescence

OTHER WORDS FROM photoluminescence

pho·to·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for photoluminescence

  • Page 26: re-positioned period outside of parentheses "after being illuminated (photoluminescence)."

British Dictionary definitions for photoluminescence

/ (ˌfəʊtəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns) /


luminescence resulting from the absorption of light or infrared or ultraviolet radiation

Derived forms of photoluminescence

photoluminescent, adjective
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