Incandescence meaning

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The emission of visible light by a hot object.
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The light emitted by an incandescent object.
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A high degree of emotion, intensity, or brilliance.
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The emission of visible light from a substance or object as a result of heating it to a high temperature. The color of the light emitted from solids and liquids is a function of their chemical structure and their temperature; the higher the temperature, the more intense and even the distribution of frequencies is (that is, higher temperatures create brighter and whiter light than lower temperatures).
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(physics) The emission of visible light by a hot body.
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The light so emitted.
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(by extension) Great emotion, especially anger.
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Origin of incandescence

  • From French incandescence

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