• WordNet 3.6
    • v luminesce be or become luminescent; exhibit luminescence
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • luminesce To emit light other than that due to ordinary incandescence. See luminescence.
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In literature:

And the luminescence I had seen rising from its depths was larger, nearer!
"The Moon Pool" by A. Merritt
The luminescence that clothed Norhala brightened, deepening the darkness.
"The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt
The luminescence, therefore, is controlled by the respiratory organs and the work produced is an oxidation.
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
I pursued you over the luminescent astral sea where the glorious angels sail.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
Many of them are luminescent, and omit steady or flashing lights of every tint all through the night.
"A Trip to Venus" by John Munro
Rays were coming from the tube which had a luminescent effect upon the paper.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, April, 1896" by Various
Luminescence: applied to the light of fire-flies, as a substitute for phosphorescence.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Gently, softly a halo of shimmering-violet luminescence built up about the T-208.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell
I came to full awareness under the luminescence of the infirmary's overhead.
"Attrition" by Jim Wannamaker
The luminescence, therefore, is controlled by the respiratory organs and the work produced is an oxidization.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre

In news:

Bio-Luminesce is fueled by a sustainable fire.
While a handful of land animals can create their own light, homemade luminescence is the rule rather than the exception in the open ocean's dark waters.
From all across the desert they came, with luminescent wires in their hair or war paint on their faces.
Science Luminescence and Bodies Abound at Discovery Center's Adult Night.
Luminescence sensors react to luminescent pigments, which are reportedly activated by the UV light source.
Registration sensors detect color, contrast, luminescence , other marks.
Photo luminescent technology is coming of age for life safety applications and the locksmith.
As a result of 9/11, city and governmental agencies are beginning to require luminescent products to provide visibility for doors, door hardware, signage and stairwell markings in low light, no light or smoky conditions.
Ogi Eyewear Introduces the Luminescent Sun Series.
As Sarah noted, the latest Fishtank/ Luminescent O reunion happens after they play Arcata - which is good news for those in SoHum who can hear both bands on Thursday, April 5, at Beginnings Octagon in Briceland.
Dr Andrew Steckl has been granted three patents for the University of Cincinnati researching luminescent materials for flat panel displays.
Once they begin to ripen-look up, luminescent orange star fruit everywhere and lots of it.
Beaver Luminescers UV/Fluorescent Pigments are invisible under ordinary light but emit intense fluorescent color when exposed to UV light.
Stir until all of the onions turn a soft, luminescent brown.
Jumbo jet glides luminescent blue.

In science:

In each case, the total luminescence intensity Iσ+ and Iσx are recorded.
Exciton Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Quantum Wells
Fig. 1.6. (a) Time evolution of the ratio R(t) = Iσ+ (t)/Iσx (t) where Iσ+ (t) and Iσx (t) are the total luminescence intensity following a (σ+ ) circularly-polarized or (σx ) linearly-polarized excitation pulse in a LW = 7nm I n0.2Ga0.8As/GaAs multiple quantum well.
Exciton Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Quantum Wells
Following the generation of the excitons, the singlephoton recombination luminescence (≈visible or near infrared) from the J = 1 excitons is detected with a streak camera, which is completely insensitive in the infrared.
Exciton Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Quantum Wells
The lower curve of Fig. 1.7 shows as a function of time the XH (J=1) exciton luminescence at 730nm, from a 3nm quantum well at 2K , excited by circularly polarized OPO light i.e. following two-photon excitation of the 1s heavy-hole resonance.
Exciton Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Quantum Wells
The rise time of the luminescence intensity after the two-photon excitation is mainly governed by the hole spin relaxation time τh (which is shorter than the single particle electron spin relaxation time , see 1.3.3).
Exciton Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Quantum Wells