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Meaning of SCINTILLATION

Pronunciation:  `sin'tleyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the twinkling of the stars caused when changes in the density of the earth's atmosphere produce uneven refraction of starlight
  2. [n]  the quality of glittering or sparkling brightly
  3. [n]  a brilliant display of wit
  4. [n]  a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
  5. [n]  (physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle
 

SCINTILLATION is a 13 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: glisten, glister, glitter, sparkle, sparkling, twinkle
 
 See Also: alteration, brightness, brilliance, change, fluctuation, genius, light, modification, visible light, visible radiation, wavering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Scin`til*la"tion\, n. [L. scintillatio: cf. F.
scintillation.]
1. The act of scintillating.

2. A spark or flash emitted in scintillating.

         These scintillations are . . . the inflammable
         effluences discharged from the bodies collided.
                                               --Sir T.
                                               Browne.

 

 

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