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    scintillation

    scintillation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word scintillation

    Definition
    (noun) (physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle Definition
    (noun) a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
    Synonyms : sparkling , twinkle
    Definition
    (noun) a brilliant display of wit Definition
    (noun) the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
    Synonyms : glisten , glister , glitter , sparkle
    Definition
    (noun) the twinkling of the stars caused when changes in the density of the earth's atmosphere produce uneven refraction of starlight
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