incandescence


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in·can·des·cence

 (ĭn′kən-dĕs′əns)
n.
1. The emission of visible light by a hot object.
2. The light emitted by an incandescent object.
3. A high degree of emotion, intensity, or brilliance.

incandescence

(ˌɪnkænˈdɛsəns) or

incandescency

n
1. (General Physics) the emission of light by a body as a consequence of raising its temperature. Compare luminescence
2. (General Physics) the light produced by raising the temperature of a body

in•can•des•cence

(ˌɪn kənˈdɛs əns)

n.
1. the emission of visible light by a body, caused by its high temperature.
2. the light produced by such an emission.
[1650–60]

incandescence

The emission of light by a body which is strongly heated.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incandescence - the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised
light, visible light, visible radiation - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
2.incandescence - light from heat
brightness level, luminance, luminosity, luminousness, brightness, light - the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
Translations

incandescence

[ˌɪnkænˈdesns] Nincandescencia f

incandescence

n(Weiß)glühen nt, → (Weiß)glut f; (fig)Leuchten nt, → Strahlen nt

incandescence

[ˌɪnkænˈdɛsns] n (frm) → incandescenza
References in classic literature ?
The incandescence, so to call it, was on the left side.
Flames require the oxygen of the air to feed upon and cannot be developed under water; but streams of lava, having in themselves the principles of their incandescence, can attain a white heat, fight vigorously against the liquid element, and turn it to vapour by contact.
It was a reddish incandescence which increased by degrees, a decided proof that the projectile was shifting toward it and not falling normally on the surface of the moon.
Lights," commanded Master Freddie; and the butler pressed a button, and a flood of brilliant incandescence streamed from above, half-blinding Jurgis.
The 28-year-old actress, whose looks have been an object of derision (something we don't understand because she has sweet, flawless features and expressive eyes), has instead given nothing short of incandescence in her debut as leading lady.
Bongbyeong: Kelly Clark, the greatest female snowboarder in history and the single figure most responsible for the incandescence on display at the Phoenix Park half-pipe, could see the end of her Olympic career.
uses nd:yag intracavity laser-induced particle incandescence (lii), a technique that measures black carbon mass independently of particle mixing state and hence yields more accurate results c.
The blue-filtering of the beamsplitter further reduces the strong longer wavelength emission from soot incandescence.
The inadequacy has morphed to incandescence that arrogance and crass disregard for others, for truth and for common courtesy, ruins lives every single day.
Indeed, the clamour in these parts for an Everton player's inclusion is never going to match the incandescence of Newcastle fans championing the virtues of Jonjoe Shelvey or unhappy Hammers bemoaning their captain Mark Noble being continually overlooked despite over 400 senior matches.
We make do with this material whose ancient sleep we interrupt, put through our paces, heat beyond incandescence, let cool, and revisit as fruit picked from alchemy's tree.
Par ailleurs, la boite a outils ne contient pas uniquement des pratiques de grandes envergures, elle inclue, egalement, les pratiques les plus simples, comme le remplacement des ampoules a incandescence par des ampoules a LED, etc.