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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.
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(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
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(ɪˌlɛk troʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns)

luminescence produced when an alternating current actuates a dielectric phosphor.
e•lec`tro•lu`mi•nes′cent, adj.
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