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  • noctilucence — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|lüsən(t)s noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin noctiluca + English ence : bioluminescence * * * noctiluˈcence noun • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • noctilucent — noctilucence, n. /nok teuh looh seuhnt/, adj. Meteorol. (of high altitude clouds) visible during the short night of the summer. [1885 90; NOCTI + LUCENT] * * * …   Universalium

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  • luminescence — n 1. illumination, luminosity, luminance, shining, beaming, glaring, incandescence, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency; radiation, irradiation, fluorescence, phosphorescence, bioluminescence, glowing, ultraviolet, Physics. photoluminescence, Me… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • luminosity — n 1. luminance, luminescence, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency, refulgentness, fulgentness; incandescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence, bioluminescence, Physics. photoluminescence, Meteorol. noctilucence; radiance, radiancy, brilliance,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • noctilucent — /nɒktəˈlusənt/ (say noktuh loohsuhnt) adjective 1. shining at night; phosphorescent. 2. Meteorology (of clouds) very high and cirrus like, visible during the short night of summer and believed to be of meteor dust shining with reflected sunlight …   Australian English dictionary

  • noctiluca —   n. (pl. cae luminescent sea creature.    ♦ noctilucal,    ♦ noctilucent, a. luminescent   (applied to living organisms only).    ♦ noctilucence, n.    ♦ noctilucous, a. shining at night; luminescent …   Dictionary of difficult words

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