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Incandescence vs. Iridescence

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Incandescencenoun

(physics) the emission of visible light by a hot body

Iridescencenoun

The condition or state of being iridescent; exhibition of colors like those of the rainbow; a prismatic play of color.

Incandescencenoun

the light so emitted

Iridescencenoun

Any shimmer of glittering and changeable colors.

Incandescencenoun

(by extension) great emotion, especially anger

Iridescencenoun

Exhibition of colors like those of the rainbow, especially a surface reflection which changes color with the angle at which the object is viewed; the quality or state of being iridescent; a prismatic play of color; as, the iridescence of mother-of-pearl. It is due to interference of light waves reflected from the front and back surfaces of a thin layer transpatrent or semitransparent film.

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Incandescencenoun

A white heat, or the glowing or luminous whiteness of a body caused by intense heat.

Iridescencenoun

the visual property of something having a milky brightness

Incandescencenoun

the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised

Iridescence

Iridescence (also known as goniochromism) is the phenomenon of certain surfaces that appear to gradually change color as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes. Examples of iridescence include soap bubbles, feathers, butterfly wings and seashell nacre, as well as certain minerals.

Incandescencenoun

light from heat

Incandescence

Incandescence is the emission of electromagnetic radiation (including visible light) from a hot body as a result of its high temperature. The term derives from the Latin verb incandescere, to glow white.

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