Definition of Incandescence

1. Noun. The phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised.

Exact synonyms: Glow
Generic synonyms: Light, Visible Light, Visible Radiation
Derivative terms: Glow, Incandesce, Incandesce, Incandescent



2. Noun. Light from heat.

Definition of Incandescence

1. n. A white heat, or the glowing or luminous whiteness of a body caused by intense heat.

Definition of Incandescence

1. Noun. (physics) the emission of visible light by a hot body ¹

2. Noun. the light so emitted ¹

3. Noun. (context: by extension) great emotion, especially anger ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Incandescence

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incandescence

incaite
incalcitrant
incalculability
incalculable
incalculableness
incalculably
incalescence
incalescences
incalescency
incalescent
incalls
incameration
incandesce
incandesced
incandescence (current term)
incandescences
incandescent
incandescent lamp
incandescently
incandescents
incandesces
incandescing
incanescent
incanous
incant
incantation
incantational
incantations
incantatory

Literary usage of Incandescence

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1887)
"The Welsbach System of Gas-lighting ly incandescence. By CONRAD W. COOKE. This system, which is the invention of Dr. Carl Auer von Welsbach, of Vienna, ..."

2. A Course in Electrical Engineering by Chester Laurens Dawes (1922)
"Light Sources; incandescence; Luminescence.—Light is emitted by sources under two conditions, incandescence and luminescence. incandescence is produced by ..."

3. Popular Lectures on Science and Art: Delivered in the Principal Cities and by Dionysius Lardner (1856)
"Mr. Daniel, from experiments made with his pyrometer, fixed the temperature of incandescence at 980°; but this, again, is proved to be higher than the true ..."

4. The Electric Light in Its Practical Application by Paget Higgs (1879)
"LIGHTING BY incandescence. THE production of the electric light by the ... To the present, however, lighting by incandescence has been considered to absorb ..."

5. Dynamo-electricity: Its Generation, Application, Transmission, Storage and by George Bartlett Prescott (1884)
"A current of less than a Weber going through this carbon wire raises it to a state of brilliant incandescence, and if the current much exceeds that amount ..."

6. The Electrical Engineer (1893)
"I noted that small differences in the density of the air produced a considerable difference in the degree of incandescence of the wires, and I thought that, ..."

7. Dynamo-electricity: Its Generation, Application, Transmission, Storage and by George Bartlett Prescott (1884)
"A current of less than a Weber going through this carbon wire raises it to a state of brilliant incandescence, and if the current much exceeds that amount ..."

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