incandescence


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in·can·des·cence

 (ĭn′kən-dĕs′əns)
n.
1. The emission of visible light by a hot object.
2. The light emitted by an incandescent object.
3. A high degree of emotion, intensity, or brilliance.
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incandescence

(ˌɪnkænˈdɛsəns) or

incandescency

n
1. (General Physics) the emission of light by a body as a consequence of raising its temperature. Compare luminescence
2. (General Physics) the light produced by raising the temperature of a body
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in•can•des•cence

(ˌɪn kənˈdɛs əns)

n.
1. the emission of visible light by a body, caused by its high temperature.
2. the light produced by such an emission.
[1650–60]
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incandescence

The emission of light by a body which is strongly heated.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incandescence - the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised
light, visible light, visible radiation - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
2.incandescence - light from heat
brightness level, luminance, luminosity, luminousness, brightness, light - the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
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Translations

incandescence

[ˌɪnkænˈdesns] Nincandescencia f
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incandescence

n(Weiß)glühen nt, → (Weiß)glut f; (fig)Leuchten nt, → Strahlen nt
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incandescence

[ˌɪnkænˈdɛsns] n (frm) → incandescenza
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References in classic literature ?
The incandescence, so to call it, was on the left side.
Flames require the oxygen of the air to feed upon and cannot be developed under water; but streams of lava, having in themselves the principles of their incandescence, can attain a white heat, fight vigorously against the liquid element, and turn it to vapour by contact.
It was a reddish incandescence which increased by degrees, a decided proof that the projectile was shifting toward it and not falling normally on the surface of the moon.
"Lights," commanded Master Freddie; and the butler pressed a button, and a flood of brilliant incandescence streamed from above, half-blinding Jurgis.
Depuis, "les nouvelles donnees scientifiques confortent" cette toxicite pour l'oeil et mettent en evidence d'autres risques, alors que les LED se sont generalisees dans l'eclairage domestique et exterieur, a la faveur du retrait du marche des ampoules a incandescence et halogenes classiques.
I miss your laughter, ebullience, reassuring presence as well as the effervescence and incandescence of your person.
"O khachar, o bhair bakri," he added increasing the list of animal names that he thought that his previous version deserved to be called out as, much to the incandescence of nationwide animal rights activists.
The clubs would have every right to feel short-changed to the point of incandescence and not least because they were only told about the changes after they had been railroaded through and rubber-stamped yesterday afternoon.
My band and I are majorly thrilled about providing rapture and incandescence to the he delightful and glamorous punters this year."
How it works: Thermochromic pigment is heat sensitive pigment that changes colors due to incandescence. What is incandescence?
The trigger for the incandescence of the Nisar ego was the process that the PML-N has adopted for the selection of prospective candidates for a party ticket in the upcoming election and here there is a cut straight to the politics of entitlement.