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Meaning of EMISSION

Pronunciation:  i'mishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of emitting; causing to flow forth
  2. [n]  the occurrence of a flow of water (as from a pipe)
  3. [n]  any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus"
  4. [n]  the release of electrons from parent atoms
  5. [n]  a substance that is emitted or released

EMISSION is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: discharge, discharge, emanation, expelling
 See Also: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, catamenia, discharge, effluvium, egress, egression, ejaculation, elimination, emergence, evacuation, excreting, excretion, exudate, exudation, field emission, flow, flow, flowing, material, menses, menstruation, period, photoelectric emission, photoemission, radiation, radiation, radioactivity, release, secondary emission, stuff, thermal emission, thermionic emission, transudate, transudation, vaginal discharge, venting, voiding



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*mis"sion\, n. [L. emissio: cf. F. ['e]mission. See
1. The act of sending or throwing out; the act of sending
   forth or putting into circulation; issue; as, the emission
   of light from the sun; the emission of heat from a fire;
   the emission of bank notes.

2. That which is sent out, issued, or put in circulation at
   one time; issue; as, the emission was mostly blood.

{Emission theory} (Physics), the theory of Newton, regarding
   light as consisting of emitted particles or corpuscles.
   See {Corpuscular theory}, under {Corpuscular}.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: blowout, discharge, disgorgement, effusion, egestion, ejaculation, ejection, elimination, emanation, emergence, emersion, eructation, eruption, excretion, expulsion, extravasation, extrusion, exudation, flow, flux, issuance, issue, jet, outburst, outpour, secretion, spout, spurt, squirt, surfacing, transudation, vent