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I never met Peter O'Toole, but he one was of those rare actors whose success was defined by a single role. His incandescent performance in David Lean's 'Lawrence of Arabia' is one that nobody who saw it will ever forget.
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Meaning of "incandescent" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD INCANDESCENT

From Latin incandescere to become hot, glow, from in-² + candescere to grow bright, from candēre to be white.
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PRONUNCIATION OF INCANDESCENT

incandescent  [ˌɪnkænˈdɛsənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INCANDESCENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Incandescent is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES INCANDESCENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

incandescent

Incandescence

Incandescence is the emission of light from a hot body as a result of its temperature. The term derives from the Latin verb incandescere, to glow white. Incandescence is a special case of thermal radiation. Incandescence usually refers specifically to visible light, while thermal radiation refers also to infrared or any other electromagnetic radiation. For a detailed discussion of the intensity and spectrum of incandescence, see the article: thermal radiation.

Definition of incandescent in the English dictionary

The definition of incandescent in the dictionary is emitting light as a result of being heated to a high temperature; red-hot or white-hot. Other definition of incandescent is extremely angry; raging.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INCANDESCENT


acquiescent
ˌækwiˈɛsənt
adolescent
ˌædəˈlɛsənt
antidepressant
ˌæntɪdɪˈprɛsənt
candescent
kænˈdɛsənt
crescent
ˈkrɛsənt
depressant
dɪˈprɛsənt
effervescent
ˌɛfəˈvɛsənt
fluorescent
ˌflʊəˈrɛsənt
incessant
ɪnˈsɛsənt
iridescent
ˌɪrɪˈdɛsənt
lapidescent
ˌlæpɪˈdɛsənt
obsolescent
ˌɒbsəˈlɛsənt
pearlescent
pɜːˈlɛsənt
phosphorescent
ˌfɒsfəˈrɛsənt
prepubescent
ˌpriːpjuːˈbɛsənt
quiescent
kwɪˈɛsənt
senescent
sɪˈnɛsənt
suppressant
səˈprɛsənt
tumescent
tjuːˈmɛsənt
viridescent
ˌvɪrɪˈdɛsənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INCANDESCENT

incalculability
incalculable
incalculableness
incalculably
incalescence
incalescent
Incan
incandesce
incandescence
incandescency
incandescent lamp
incandescently
incant
incantation
incantational
incantator
incantatory
incapability
incapable
incapableness

WORDS THAT END LIKE INCANDESCENT

ascent
chemiluminescent
coalescent
convalescent
decrescent
descent
evanescent
Fertile Crescent
florescent
intumescent
line of descent
luminescent
nascent
opalescent
photoluminescent
preadolescent
recent
Red Crescent
reminiscent
scent
the crescent

Synonyms and antonyms of incandescent in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INCANDESCENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «incandescent» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of incandescent

Translation of «incandescent» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INCANDESCENT

Find out the translation of incandescent to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of incandescent from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «incandescent» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

白炽灯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

incandescente
570 millions of speakers

English

incandescent
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गरमागरम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وهاج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

накаливания
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

incandescente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভাস্বর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

incandescent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pijar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

glühend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

白熱
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

백열등
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pijar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sợi đốt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒளிர்வு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तप्त झाल्यावर दिसणारा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

akkor
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

incandescente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żarowe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розжарювання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

incandescent
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πυρακτώσεως
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gloeilamp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

glödande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gløde
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of incandescent

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INCANDESCENT»

The term «incandescent» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.700 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INCANDESCENT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about incandescent

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3 QUOTES WITH «INCANDESCENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word incandescent.
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Brian Dennehy
I idolize Gene Hackman. He is not a natural star, not an incandescent personality like Jack Nicholson, but he makes luminous the problems of being an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation.
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Michael Korda
I never met Peter O'Toole, but he one was of those rare actors whose success was defined by a single role. His incandescent performance in David Lean's 'Lawrence of Arabia' is one that nobody who saw it will ever forget.
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Shuji Nakamura
The LED light bulb is more than ten times the efficiency of regular incandescent lighting, so it can save the world hundreds of billions of dollars in electricity costs.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INCANDESCENT»

Discover the use of incandescent in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to incandescent and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Popular Science
Incandescent to fluorescent lamp conversion Like to keep a light on all evening or all night? For any use of more than three hours, fluorescents are more economical than incandescents (see table). Here's a way to combine this economy with ...
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Lighting Photo Workshop
This source is very warm and can be used in a lot of photographic situations, but tungsten bulbs are limited because of their relative low light output. In some cases, you want to set your white balance to the incandescent or light bulb setting to ...
Chris Bucher, 2011
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Electric Incandescent Lighting
8 Safety Incandescent Lamps, 407. Fuse, 274. Sawyer, 33. Sawyer's Incandescent Lamp, 34. Safety Device, Automatic, for Incandescent Lamp, 375. Screw Cleats, 256. Seal, Machine, of Lamp Chamber, 121. Sealing-in of Filament , 118.
Edwin James Houston, Arthur Edwin Kennelly, 1896
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Chemical Composition of Everyday Products
ment last much longer than that in an ordinary incandescent light bulb. It is also possible to get the filament much hotter, producing more light. The proximity of the quartz envelope to the filament is why halogen lights become extremely hot ...
John Toedt, Darrell Koza, Kathleen Van Cleef-Toedt, 2005
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Department Of Defense Index of Specifications and Standards ...
50/50T12) A 6240 # FSS 31-AUG-82 A-A-51677 LAMP, INCANDESCENT[CUST: MD MS 03] A 6240 / MB 22-SEP-86 A-A-51773 LAMP, ... 1 142) A 6240 # FSS 06 -AUG-83 A-A-2136 LAMP, INCANDESCENT (MINIATURE, TRADE NO.
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Architectural Graphic Standards
Some manufacturers also offer a comparison chart of competing product brand equivalencies. TYPES OF LAMPS Examined here are these common types of lamps: • Incandescent • Halogen incandescent • High-intensity discharge (HD) ...
Andy Pressman, American Institute of Architects, 2007
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The Office Interior Design Guide: An Introduction for ...
Incandescent lamps comprise a wire filament that is mounted within a glass bulb. The bulb contains a gas or a ... The power created by the resistance heats the filament until it glows or, rather, becomes incandescent. There are two basic types ...
Julie K. Rayfield, 1997
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Annual Report
Series magnetite arc . . . . . . . . . . . Series gas-filled incandescent. . . . Series gas- filled incandescent. . . . . о с о в с п ь * One lamp in each cluster burns 3962 hours ; three lamps burn 2087 hours. ' Price per pole of four lamps. 5 Price per pole of ...
New York (State). Public Service Commission. 2d District, 1917
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Bones Incandescent: The Pajarito Journals of Peggy Pond Church
Bones incandescent, Church would have said, exist not only in the private, inner, subconscious world, but in the bodying out of the poem, that is, the manifestation of the inner self in the act of writing. At the root of her own creative cycles, "the ...
Peggy Pond Church, Shelley Armitage, 2001
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Residential Interior Design: A Guide to Planning Spaces
Lamps are divided into three broad categories: incandescent, fluorescent, and high-intensity discharge. Within each category there is variety in how the lamps look and perform and the quality of light produced.Incandescent lamps create light ...
Maureen Mitton, Courtney Nystuen, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INCANDESCENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term incandescent is used in the context of the following news items.
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It's Been a Busy Week of Explosive Eruptions in Mexico | WIRED
Since then, smaller explosions have continued and views of the volcano at night show incandescent blocks of lava cascading down. However ... «Wired, Jul 15»
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Ilumi smartbulb chooses the light color to match your space …
... have been around for a while now and are a great way to go green to save electricity and money compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. «SlashGear, Jul 15»
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West Nile Mosquito Spraying in Harborcreek - YourErie.com …
Incandescent lights attract mosquitoes, while florescent lights neither attract nor repel mosquitoes. •Stay indoors at dawn, dusk and in the early ... «YourErie, Jul 15»
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Govt dim in light of CFL concernsEECA response on mercury and …
IN the interest of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, many countries including New Zealand are phasing out the traditional incandescent light ... «Gisborne Herald, Jul 15»
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Bugs in the system: From 'Antman' to 'Thor,' why does Marvel clash …
Feige, bill pulled down, was in the driver's seat. Downey Jr., the restless and incandescent superstar, was riding shotgun and narrating the trip. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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2016 BMW M3 Facelift Online Configurator - BMW Blog
One immediate benefit of LED's is they are instant on – unlike an incandescent bulb which has to warm up (producing resistance which creates ... «BMWBLOG, Jul 15»
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Furry Friday: Sun-worshipping pets | Stuff.co.nz
... Blue Peter, demonstrating what happens to a blue cat's coat in bright light - it occupies every shade between black and incandescent white. «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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10 Tips to Help You Save on Summer Cooling Costs | Newton Daily …
ENERGY STAR light bulbs use 75 percent less energy and last up to 25 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs, plus you might qualify ... «Newton Daily News, Jul 15»
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Non-colored lights chosen for new bridge | The Tribune
The lights that will be there will be white-yellow, much like an incandescent light bulb. “It still has aesthetic lighting, just not colored,” Fuller said. «Ironton Tribune, Jul 15»
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Summer is the time to prepare for winter - Ruidoso News
Also, swapping conventional incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) can provide lighting that lasts longer and saves money ... «Ruidoso News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Incandescent [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/incandescent>. Sep 2020 ».
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