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Overview of noun scintillation

The noun scintillation has 5 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. scintillation

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

2. twinkle, scintillation, sparkling

(a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash)

3. scintillation

(a brilliant display of wit)

4. glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparkle

(the quality of shining with a bright reflected light)

5. scintillation

(the twinkling of the stars caused when changes in the density of the earth's atmosphere produce uneven refraction of starlight) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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