Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Luminous of itself; possessing in itself the property of emitting light: thus, the sun, fixed stars, flames of all kinds, bodies which shine in consequence of being heated or rubbed, are self-luminous.

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

  • adjective Possessing in itself the property of emitting light.

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

  • adjective having in itself the property of emitting light

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Examples

  • It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train - a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter.

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  • It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train - a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter.

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  • In contrast to material reality, the Transcendental is fully conscious, dynamic, eternal, self-luminous, and without parts, and experiences no duality or opposition.

    Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar

  • In contrast to material reality, the Transcendental is fully conscious, dynamic, eternal, self-luminous, and without parts, and experiences no duality or opposition.

    Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar

  • The first act began in Japan fifty years ago, when Osamu Shimomura studied the self-luminous small crustacean ostracod Cypridina.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008 - Presentation Speech

  • In contrast to material reality, the Transcendental is fully conscious, dynamic, eternal, self-luminous, and without parts, and experiences no duality or opposition.

    Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar

  • Buddhist account of the moment-by-moment coproduction of self-luminous phenomena (257).

    Blake, Heidegger, Buddhism, and Deep Ecology: A Fourfold Perspective on Humanity's Relationship to Nature

  • So what we are dealing with here is a self-luminous reality, beyond conceptualization, endowed with all the qualities of a

    Hegel on Buddhism

  • Sumbody sent me an email of stars and how they looked young, and how dey look now movie stars – not the celestial, self-luminous bodies in da night sky, and Brigitte Bardot wuz one of dem.

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  • He seemed a small, self-luminous cloud at first, brooding on his sombre throne; his brain case must have measured many yards in diameter.

    First Men in the Moon

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