fluorescence

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Etymology[edit]

Coined 1852 by physicist George Stokes from fluorspar + -escence

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /flʊˈɹɛsəns, flɔ-, floʊ-/
  • Homophone: florescence, in some pronunciations

Noun[edit]

fluorescence (countable and uncountable, plural fluorescences)

  1. (physics) The emission of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) by a material when stimulated by the absorption of radiation or of a subatomic particle
  2. The light so emitted

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Noun[edit]

fluorescence f (plural fluorescences)

  1. (physics) fluorescence

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