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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The twinkling of the stars caused when changes in the density of the earth's atmosphere produce uneven refraction of starlight; A brilliant display of wit; A rapid change in brightness;

Usage examples (38)
  • It's called a scintillation counter, and it's been specially adapted for this search.
  • Every kind of scintillation flashed from the gem-incrusted dishes.
  • The technical term is "scintillation," connoting minimal signification, the minutest re-marking that makes a wink of a photon.
  • New apparatus such as scintillation counters and photographic emulsions were developed in order to detect individual particles. for more
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