coruscation

coruscation

[kawr-uh-skey-shuhn, kor-]
noun
1.
the act of coruscating.
2.
a sudden gleam or flash of light.
3.
a striking display of brilliance or wit.

Origin:
1480–90; < Late Latin coruscātiōn- (stem of coruscātiō). See coruscate, -ion

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coruscation (ˌkɒrəˈskeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a gleam or flash of light
2.  a sudden or striking display of brilliance, wit, etc

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coruscation
late 15c., from L. coruscationem, noun of action from coruscare "to vibrate, glitter."
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coruscation cor·us·ca·tion (kôr'ə-skā'shən)
n.
A sensation of a flash of light before the eyes.

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