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Meaning of incandescence

in•can•des•cence

Pronunciation: (in"kun-des'uns), [key]
— n.
  1. the emission of visible light by a body, caused by its high temperature. Cf. luminescence.
  2. the light produced by such an emission.
  3. the quality of being incandescent.
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