glisten vs scintillation what difference

what is difference between glisten and scintillation

English

Etymology

From Middle English glisnen, glistnen, from Old English glisnian.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡlɪsən/
  • Rhymes: -ɪsən

Verb

glisten (third-person singular simple present glistens, present participle glistening, simple past and past participle glistened)

  1. (intransitive, of a wet or greasy surface) To reflect light with a glittering luster; to sparkle, coruscate, glint or flash.

Translations

Noun

glisten (plural glistens)

  1. A glistening shine from a wet surface.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Etlings, Tingles, lingets, niglets, singlet, sniglet, tingles


English

Etymology

scintillate +‎ -ion.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌsɪn.tɪˈleɪ.ʃən/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌsɪn.təˈleɪ.ʃən/
  • Hyphenation: scin‧til‧lat‧ion

Noun

scintillation (countable and uncountable, plural scintillations)

  1. A flash of light; a spark.
  2. (astronomy) The twinkling of a star or other celestial body caused by turbulence in the Earth’s atmosphere.
  3. (nuclear physics) The flash of light produced by something (especially a phosphor) when it absorbs ionizing radiation.

Derived terms

  • liquid scintillation
  • scintillation camera
  • scintillation counter
  • scintillation detector
  • scintillation spectrometer

Related terms

  • scintillate
  • scintillating (adjective)
  • scintillator

French

Pronunciation

Noun

scintillation f (plural scintillations)

  1. scintillation

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