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FLUORESCENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fluorescent mean? 

FLUORESCENT (noun)
  The noun FLUORESCENT has 1 sense:

1. a lighting fixture that uses a fluorescent lamp

  Familiarity information: FLUORESCENT used as a noun is very rare.


FLUORESCENT (adjective)
  The adjective FLUORESCENT has 2 senses:

1. emitting light during exposure to radiation from an external source
2. brilliantly colored and apparently giving off light

  Familiarity information: FLUORESCENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLUORESCENT (noun)


Sense 1fluorescent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A lighting fixture that uses a fluorescent lamp

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fluorescent; fluorescent fixture

Hypernyms ("fluorescent" is a kind of...):

lighting fixture (a fixture providing artificial light)


FLUORESCENT (adjective)


Sense 1fluorescent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Emitting light during exposure to radiation from an external source

Similar:

light (characterized by or emitting light)


Sense 2fluorescent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Brilliantly colored and apparently giving off light

Context example:

fluorescent colors

Similar:

colorful; colourful (having striking color)


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