• WordNet 3.6
    • adj fluorescent emitting light during exposure to radiation from an external source
    • adj fluorescent brilliantly colored and apparently giving off light "fluorescent colors"
    • n fluorescent a lighting fixture that uses a fluorescent lamp
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Fluorescent Having the property of fluorescence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fluorescent Possessing the property of fluorescence; exhibiting fluorescence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Fluorescent having the property of fluorescence
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A name given by the alchemists to all mineral acids because of their fluidity, from L. fluĕre, to flow.


In literature:

The instrument for X-ray fluorescence analysis has been modified to permit analysis of selected areas on the objects.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
Anthracene is a white crystalline hydrocarbon, having a bluish fluorescence, melting at 213 deg.
"Coal" by Raphael Meldola
Solutions of the chlorophylls are fluorescent, being green by transmitted, and red by reflected light.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Anthracene crystallizes in colourless monoclinic tables which show a fine blue fluorescence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
When pure it forms colourless crystalline scales melting at 216deg C., and having a violet fluorescence.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The room where they kept Sarah was painted a pale, sterile blue, and made even more depressing by stark fluorescent lights.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
As he did, fluorescent lights clicked on to reveal an array of radar screens and a main computer terminal.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
The place was no larger than a small cell, with a tile floor, ice gray concrete walls, and two bare fluorescent bulbs for lighting.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
They stepped off the elevator and entered a high-security area, a long hallway illuminated only with fluorescent bulbs.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Some substances also, which fluoresce at ordinary temperatures, will phosphoresce at low temperatures.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey

In news:

Revision of E2152 - 01(2006) Standard Practice for Computing the Colors of Fluorescent Objects from Bispectral Photometric Data.
Fluorescent Fruit Flies Shed New Light.
BASF said that it will increase its sales prices for all Fluorescent Whitening Agents sold to North American paper industry customers by up to 15 percent.
Shining a light on hazards of fluorescent bulbs.
Fluorescent lighting uses less energy, and so is less expensive to operate, than standard incandescent lighting.
What's more, fluorescent bulbs last much longer.
I must admit that like many people, I'm not a fan of fluorescent lights, much as I know how much energy they save, because they always seemed to give me a headache.
Fluorescent inks RAD-CURE CORPORATION Fairfield, NJ 07004 Red-Secure RF series fluorescent inks are available for screen, flexo and letterpress application in either UV or water based formulations.
Starting Seeds Under Fluorescent Lights.
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) for motors, DC power supplies for computers, electronic ballasts for fluorescent lighting, and other nonlinear loads can create harmonics .
Magnetic, Electronic, HID and Compact Fluorescent.
Don't take compact fluorescent light bulb disposal lightly.
Adorama Introduces Flashpoint Fluorescent Dimmable Ring Light.
Fluorescent ceiling lights beat down mercilessly on the stage setting that purports to be an office break room but feels more like an anvil.
When the lamp shines on contaminated areas, rodent hair fluoresces blue-white.

In science:

Squeezed states in the transient regime of resonance fluorescence. // J.
Two-Level Atom in the Resonant Field - Critical Remarks
Higher harmonics in cooperative resonance fluorescence. // Opt.
Two-Level Atom in the Resonant Field - Critical Remarks
Cooperative and interference effects in the resonance fluorescence of two identical three-level atoms at high photon densities.
Two-Level Atom in the Resonant Field - Critical Remarks
Cooperative and dipole-dipole effects in the fluorescent spectra of two identical three-level atoms at high photon densities. I.
Two-Level Atom in the Resonant Field - Critical Remarks
Fluorescence light was recorded in coincidence with an air shower array.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007