Calorescence

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Calorescence (Physics) The conversion of obscure radiant heat into light; the transmutation of rays of heat into others of higher refrangibility.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n calorescence A name given by Tyndall to a luminous phenomenon, observed when the invisible heat-rays from an appropriate source are converged to a focus by a lens or mirror upon a piece of charcoal, which is thus heated to incandescence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Calorescence the transmutation of heat rays into luminous rays
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. calor, heat
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. calorique, formed by Lavoisier from L. calor, heat.