electroluminescence

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e·lec·tro·lu·mi·nes·cence

 (ĭ-lĕk′trō-lo͞o′mə-nĕs′əns)
n.
1. Direct conversion of electric energy to light by a solid phosphor subjected to an alternating electric field.
2. Emission of light caused by electric discharge in a gas.

e·lec′tro·lu′mi·nes′cent adj.

electroluminescence

(ɪˌlɛktrəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns)
n
(Chemistry) physics
a. the emission of light by a phosphor when activated by an alternating field or by a gas when activated by an electric discharge
b. the light emitted by this process
eˌlectroˌlumiˈnescent adj

e•lec•tro•lu•mi•nes•cence

(ɪˌlɛk troʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns)

n.
luminescence produced when an alternating current actuates a dielectric phosphor.
[1900–05]
e•lec`tro•lu`mi•nes′cent, adj.