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Meaning of luminescence

lu•mi•nes•cence

Pronunciation: (l"mu-nes'uns), [key]
— n.
  1. the emission of light not caused by incandescence and occurring at a temperature below that of incandescent bodies.
  2. the light produced by such an emission.
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