from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The emission of light by a charged particle passing through a transparent nonconducting liquid or solid material at a speed greater than the speed of light in that material.
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- noun Alternative form of
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After Pavel Alekseevich Cherenkov, (1904–1990), Russian physicist.]
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