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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [thur-moh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns]
    • /ˌθɜr moʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns/
    • /θˌɜːməʊlˌuːmɪnˈesəns/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [thur-moh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns]
    • /ˌθɜr moʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns/

Definitions of thermoluminescence word

  • noun thermoluminescence phosphorescence produced by the heating of a substance. 1
  • noun thermoluminescence phosphorescence of certain materials or objects as a result of heating. It is caused by pre-irradiation of the material inducing defects which are removed by the heat, the energy released appearing as light: used in archaeological dating 0
  • noun thermoluminescence the release in the form of light of stored energy from a substance when it is heated 0

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Origin of thermoluminescence

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
First recorded in 1895-1900; thermo- + luminescence

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Parts of speech for Thermoluminescence


thermoluminescence popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for thermoluminescence

noun thermoluminescence

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