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phosphorescence

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Persistent emission of light following exposure to and removal of incident radiation.
  • noun Emission of light without appreciable heat, as from chemiluminescence of phosphorus or bioluminescence of living organisms.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being phosphorescent; the property which certain bodies possess of becoming luminous without undergoing combustion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being phosphorescent; or the act of phosphorescing.
  • noun A phosphoric light.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The emission of light without any perceptible heat; the quality of being phosphorescent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a fluorescence that persists after the bombarding radiation has ceased

Etymologies

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From phosphorescent

Examples

  • This event is often referred to as phosphorescence, because when it was first studied, the light was mistakenly assumed to be caused by phosphorus.

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  • This event is often referred to as phosphorescence, because when it was first studied, the light was mistakenly assumed to be caused by phosphorus.

    OVERBOARD !

  • Observing that the water charged with gelatinous particles is in an impure state, and that the luminous appearance in all common cases is produced by the agitation of the fluid in contact with the atmosphere, I am inclined to consider that the phosphorescence is the result of the decomposition of the organic particles, by which process (one is tempted almost to call it a kind of respiration) the ocean becomes purified.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • Observing that the water charged with gelatinous particles is in an impure state, and that the luminous appearance in all common cases is produced by the agitation of the fluid in contact with the atmosphere, I am inclined to consider that the phosphorescence is the result of the decomposition of the organic particles, by which process (one is tempted almost to call it a kind of respiration) the ocean becomes purified.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • Observing that the water charged with gelatinous particles is in an impure state, and that the luminous appearance in all common cases is produced by the agitation of the fluid in contact with the atmosphere, I am inclined to consider that the phosphorescence is the result of the decomposition of the organic particles, by which process (one is tempted almost to call it a kind of respiration) the ocean becomes purified.

    Chapter VIII

  • I am inclined to consider that the phosphorescence is the result of organic particles, by which process (one is tempted almost to call it a kind of respiration) the ocean becomes purified.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 19 — Travel and Adventure

  • Suppose that in an exhausted bulb, under the molecular impact, the surface of a piece of metal or other conductor is rendered strongly luminous, but at the same time it is found that it remains comparatively cool, would not this luminosity be called phosphorescence?

    Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency

  • = -- While the luminosity possessed by certain fungi cannot be said to be of distinct utility, their phosphorescence is a noteworthy phenomenon.

    Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.

  • The so-called phosphorescence of most inorganic bodies is one of a totally different nature from that exhibited in organic forms.

    Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky

  • "It is called phosphorescence," replied the doctor, leaning over the bulwarks, and looking down at the fiery serpent that seemed as if it clung to the ship's rudder.

    The Red Eric

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