from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Direct conversion of electric energy to light by a solid phosphor subjected to an alternating electric field.
- n. Emission of light caused by electric discharge in a gas.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the generation of light by the application of an alternating current to a semiconductor or phosphor, or by an electric discharge through a gas
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Luminescence electrically excited, as by the discharge in a vacuum tube. See luminescence.
electro- + luminescence (Wiktionary)