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fluorescent Explained

fluorescent at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


fluorescent at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1800-1900; Origin: fluorspar, type of fluorescent mineral (18-21 centuries), from Modern Latin fluor 'mineral used for melting', from Latin fluere 'to flow']//
1 fluorescent colours are very bright and easy to see, even in the dark: --a fluorescent pink T-shirt//
2 a fluorescent light contains a tube filled with gas, which shines with a bright light when electricity is passed through it: -- fluorescence n [U] //

fluorescent at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Light): luminous, glowing, phosphorescent, fluorescent, incandescent, luminescent, radiant, light, bright, illuminated.

fluorescent at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 (of substances) producing bright light by using some forms of RADIATION:
a fluorescent lamp (= one that uses such a substance) * fluorescent lighting
2 (of a colour, material, etc.) appearing very bright when light shines on it; that can be seen in the dark:
fluorescent armbands worn by cyclists
fluorescence noun [U]

Fluorescent at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Fluorescent \Flu`o*res"cent\, a.
Having the property of fluorescence.

fluorescent at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: emitting light during exposure to radiation from an external
2: brilliantly colored and apparently giving off light;
"fluorescent colors"

fluorescent at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: term » fluorescence Inter: suffix » fluor|escent


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Of or relating to fluorescence
    1. Exhibiting or produced by fluorescence
    2. : The fluorescent plants shimmered in the darkness.
    3. Emitting visible light as a result of the excitation of phosphors by ultraviolet photons produced by the passage of an electrical current through an inert gas infused with mercury.
    4. : The quality of fluorescent lighting technology has improved dramatically in recent years.
    5. Glowing as if with fluorescence; vivid
    6. : Her shirt was fluorescent orange.

      Derived terms

      * fluorescent lamp

  • fluorescent tag
  • green fluorescent protein

    Related terms

    * fluorophore


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A fluorescent light
    1. : The fluorescents hummed day and night.

      See also

      * incandescent

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