glister vs scintillation what difference

what is difference between glister and scintillation

English

Etymology 1

Old English glistren

Verb

glister (third-person singular simple present glisters, present participle glistering, simple past and past participle glistered)

  1. (intransitive, archaic) To gleam, glisten or coruscate.
    • 1605, Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (II, vii)
      All that glisters is not gold.
    • 1945, J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lay of Autrou and Itroun
      [] strangely she glistered in the sun / as she leaped forth in the sun []

Translations

Noun

glister (plural glisters)

  1. A brilliant flash; a glint

Etymology 2

Compare Old French glistere.

Noun

glister (plural glisters)

  1. Alternative form of clyster

Anagrams

  • Stigler, gristle, riglets


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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