What does fluorescent mean?

Definitions for fluorescent
flʊˈrɛs ənt, flɔ-, floʊ-flu·o·res·cent

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fluorescent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fluorescent, fluorescent fixture(adj)

    a lighting fixture that uses a fluorescent lamp

  2. fluorescent(adj)

    emitting light during exposure to radiation from an external source

  3. fluorescent(adj)

    brilliantly colored and apparently giving off light

    "fluorescent colors"


  1. fluorescent(Noun)

    A fluorescent light

    The fluorescents hummed day and night.

  2. fluorescent(Adjective)

    Of or relating to fluorescence

  3. fluorescent(Adjective)

    Exhibiting or produced by fluorescence

    The fluorescent plants shimmered in the darkness.

  4. fluorescent(Adjective)

    Emitting visible light as a result of the excitation of phosphors by ultraviolet photons produced by the passage of an electrical current through an inert gas infused with mercury.

    The quality of fluorescent lighting technology has improved dramatically in recent years.

  5. fluorescent(Adjective)

    Glowing as if with fluorescence; vivid

    Her shirt was fluorescent orange.

  6. Origin: From fluorescence

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fluorescent(adj)

    having the property of fluorescence

How to pronounce fluorescent?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say fluorescent in sign language?

  1. fluorescent


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fluorescent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fluorescent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fluorescent in a Sentence

  1. Harvey Robertson:

    I didn't actually see the animal at the time as was trying to capture the water color (fluorescent blue) at the point before becoming black.

  2. Francesca Cordeiro:

    Curcumin is fluorescent, if Francesca Cordeiro put the correct wavelength to it, it fluoresces, and it binds to the parts that are implicated in Alzheimer's, the beta amyloid plaque.

  3. Nick Gulizia:

    Oh, it was awful, one wall was purple, one was yellow and one was teal green. But it kind of made Lucky’s a unique shop, one that was fun to go to, rather than getting beaten down on by fluorescent lights.

  4. Danielle Clough:

    My favorite is one of my biggest portraits, it's fluorescent and on a backing board that's gold. It's bright and hectic. I sold it to this woman in the U.S. who teaches kids about cultures through fabric art.

Images & Illustrations of fluorescent

  1. fluorescentfluorescentfluorescentfluorescentfluorescent

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for fluorescent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for fluorescent »


Find a translation for the fluorescent definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these fluorescent definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"fluorescent." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 25 Feb. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/fluorescent>.

Are we missing a good definition for fluorescent? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for fluorescent:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.