[ trahy-boh-loo-muh-nes-uhns, trib-oh- ]
/ ˌtraɪ boʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns, ˌtrɪb oʊ- /
luminescence produced by friction, usually within a crystalline substance.
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OTHER WORDS FROM triboluminescencetri·bo·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjective
Words nearby triboluminescence
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Example sentences from the Web for triboluminescence
Crystalloluminescence is much less widespread than triboluminescence.
Gernez, D.: 1905, Triboluminescence des composés Métalliques.
British Dictionary definitions for triboluminescence
/ (ˌtraɪbəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns) /
luminescence produced by friction, such as the emission of light when certain crystals are crushed
Derived forms of triboluminescencetriboluminescent, adjective
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