scin·til·la·tion / ˌsin(t)lˈāshən/ • n. a flash or sparkle of light. ∎ the process or state of emitting flashes of light. ∎ Physics a small flash of visible or ultraviolet light emitted by fluorescence in a phosphor when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon. ∎ Astron. the twinkling of the stars, caused by the earth's atmosphere diffracting starlight unevenly.
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