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English noun: scintillation

1. scintillation (phenomenon) (physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle


Broader (hypernym)light, visible light, visible radiation


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

2. scintillation (event) a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash


Synonymssparkling, twinkle


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification

3. scintillation (cognition) a brilliant display of wit


Broader (hypernym)brilliance, genius

4. scintillation (attribute) the quality of shining with a bright reflected light


Synonymsglisten, glister, glitter, sparkle


Broader (hypernym)brightness

5. scintillation (attribute) the twinkling of the stars caused when changes in the density of the earth's atmosphere produce uneven refraction of starlight


Broader (hypernym)fluctuation, wavering









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