Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scintillation

5 senses of scintillation

Sense 1
scintillation -- ((physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle)
       => light, visible light, visible radiation -- ((physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window")

Sense 2
twinkle, scintillation, sparkling -- (a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash)
       => change, alteration, modification -- (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago")

Sense 3
scintillation -- (a brilliant display of wit)
       => brilliance, genius -- (unusual mental ability)

Sense 4
glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparkle -- (the quality of shining with a bright reflected light)
       => brightness -- (the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white)

Sense 5
scintillation -- (the twinkling of the stars caused when changes in the density of the earth's atmosphere produce uneven refraction of starlight)
       => fluctuation, wavering -- (the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes; "he kept a record of price fluctuations")

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