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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·can·des·cent /-sṇt/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·can·des·cent a.  White, glowing, or luminous, with intense heat; as, incandescent carbon or platinum; hence, clear; shining; brilliant.
    Holy Scripture become resplendent; or, as one might say, incandescent throughout.   --I. Taylor.
 Incandescent lamp, Incandescent light, Incandescent light bulb Elec., a kind of lamp in which the light is produced by a thin filament of conducting material, now usually tungsten, but originally carbon, contained in a vacuum or an atmosphere of inert gas within a glass bulb, and heated to incandescence by an electric current. It was inventerd by Thomas Edison, and was once called the Edison lamp; -- called also incandescence lamp, and glowlamp.  This is one of the two most common sources of electric light, the other being the fluorescent light, fluorescent lamp or fluorescent bulb.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: emitting light as a result of being heated; "an incandescent
             bulb" [syn: candent]
      2: characterized by ardent emotion or intensity or brilliance;
         "an incandescent performance"