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scintillation

noun

1 scintillation

physics A flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle.

Roget 382: heat, caloric; temperature, warmth, fervor, calidity; incalescence, incandescence; glow, flush; fever, hectic.    phlogiston; fire, ... show more

Roget 842: wit, humor, wittiness; sense of humor; attic wit, attic salt; atticism; salt, esprit, point, fancy, whim, drollery, pleasantry.    ... show more

Polish: scyntylacja



2 scintillation

A rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash.

synonyms: sparkling, twinkle.

Roget 420: light, ray, beam, stream, gleam, streak, pencil; sunbeam, moonbeam; aurora.    day; sunshine; light of day, light of heaven; ... show more

3 scintillation

A brilliant display of wit.

4 scintillation

The quality of shining with a bright reflected light.

synonyms: glisten, glister, glitter, sparkle.

Dutch: schitteren

5 scintillation

The twinkling of the stars caused when changes in the density of the earth's atmosphere produce uneven refraction of starlight.


Moby thesaurus: aphorism, apothegm, black spot, blink, blinking, bloom, blooping, bon mot, boutade, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, conceit, coruscation, crack, definition, epigram, facetiae, firefly, flare ... show more.

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