scintillation

Primary Meanings of scintillation

1.
n
(physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle
2.
n
a brilliant display of wit
Full Definitions of scintillation
1

n (physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle

Type of:
light, visible light, visible radiation
(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation

n the quality of shining with a bright reflected light

Synonyms:
glisten, glister, glitter, sparkle
Type of:
brightness
the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white

n a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash

Synonyms:
sparkling, twinkle
Type of:
alteration, change, modification
an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

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

Type of:
fluctuation, wavering
the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes
2

n a brilliant display of wit

Type of:
brilliance, genius
unusual mental ability

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