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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Light from heat; The phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised.

Usage examples (30)
  • The great current density in the coiled-coil filament with much heat development results in bright incandescence, that is to say in the generation of visible light.
  • And they burst into slowly mounting incandescence.
  •   The incandescence of the legendary lit not our nights.
  • Metallic magnesium when slightly warmed reacts with it with incandescence. for more
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