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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fluorescent, fluorescent fixtureadjective

    a lighting fixture that uses a fluorescent lamp

  2. fluorescentadjective

    emitting light during exposure to radiation from an external source

  3. fluorescentadjective

    brilliantly colored and apparently giving off light

    "fluorescent colors"


  1. fluorescentnoun

    A fluorescent light

    The fluorescents hummed day and night.

    Etymology: From fluorescence

  2. fluorescentadjective

    Of or relating to fluorescence

    Etymology: From fluorescence

  3. fluorescentadjective

    Exhibiting or produced by fluorescence

    The fluorescent plants shimmered in the darkness.

    Etymology: From fluorescence

  4. fluorescentadjective

    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.

    Etymology: From fluorescence

  5. fluorescentadjective

    Glowing as if with fluorescence; vivid

    Her shirt was fluorescent orange.

    Etymology: From fluorescence

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fluorescentadjective

    having the property of fluorescence

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  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  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. 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.

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