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luminescence

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishluminescencelu‧mi‧nes‧cence /ˌluːməˈnesəns/ noun [uncountable] technical or literary 🔊 🔊 a soft shining light 🔊 The moonlight gave everything a strange luminescence.luminescent adjective
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luminescenceIncreasing beam energy beyond this level actually produces a decrease in luminescence intensity; this is the inhibition phase.The golden crown of a sugar maple tinged with orange can startle you with its luminescence.In geological materials, luminescence is commonly controlled by the balance of activator and quencher centres.First it lost its transparency, and became suffused with a pale, milky luminescence.One category of luminescence, however, has a plain and unmistakable purpose.It would be most unwise at present to rely solely on luminescence interpretations of geological phenomena.In fact, optically stimulated luminescence tests and carbon 14 dating have proven their great age: they are almost certainly Neolithic.As soon as a leaf dries, it begins to dull, lacking the luminescence that one full of juices has.
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