Persistent emission of light following experience of and removal of incident radiation.
Emission of light without burning or by really slow-burning without appreciable temperature, as from the sluggish oxidation of phosphorous: "He saw the phosphorescence associated with the Gulf weed in the liquid” ( Ernest Hemingway).
The emission of light without having any perceptible temperature; the caliber of being phosphorescent.
The quality or state of being phosphorescent; and/or work of phosphorescing.
A phosphoric light.
hawaii or personality of being phosphorescent; the property which certain systems possess of becoming luminous without undergoing burning.
a fluorescence that persists after the bombarding radiation has actually ceased