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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A fluorescence that persists after the bombarding radiation has ceased.

Usage examples (31)
  • The so-called phosphorescence of most inorganic bodies is one of a totally different nature from that exhibited in organic forms.
  • They must not be confused with the greenish-yellow phosphorescence which is also produced: the X-rays are invisible.
  • Our intellect, which is merely a kind of phosphorescence that plays on this inner sea, has as yet but faint knowledge of it.
  • Phosphorus seems to play no part here, in spite of the name of phosphorescence which is sometimes bestowed upon the Glow-worm's gleam. for more
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