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thermoluminescence

[ thur-moh-loo-muh-nes-uhns ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns /
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noun Physics.
phosphorescence produced by the heating of a substance.
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Origin of thermoluminescence

First recorded in 1895–1900; thermo- + luminescence

OTHER WORDS FROM thermoluminescence

ther·mo·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjective
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How to use thermoluminescence in a sentence

  • The production of light by animals is quite another phenomenon from thermoluminescence.

British Dictionary definitions for thermoluminescence

thermoluminescence
/ (ˌθɜːməʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns) /

noun
phosphorescence of certain materials or objects as a result of heating. It is caused by pre-irradiation of the material inducing defects which are removed by the heat, the energy released appearing as light: used in archaeological dating

Derived forms of thermoluminescence

thermoluminescent, adjective
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