|incandescence or incandescency (ˌɪnkænˈdɛsəns)|
|1.||Compare luminescence the emission of light by a body as a consequence of raising its temperature|
|2.||the light produced by raising the temperature of a body|
|incandescency or incandescency|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|incandescence (ĭn'kən-děs'əns) Pronunciation Key
The emission of visible light from a substance or object as a result of heating it to a high temperature. The color of the light emitted from solids and liquids is a function of their chemical structure and their temperature; the higher the temperature, the more intense and even the distribution of frequencies is (that is, higher temperatures create brighter and whiter light than lower temperatures). Compare fluorescence. See also blackbody radiation.