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radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright.
lighted up or illuminated; well-lighted:the luminous ballroom.
brilliant intellectually; enlightened or enlightening, as a writer or a writer's works:a luminous concept; luminous prose.
clear; readily intelligible:a concise, luminous report.
Origin of luminous
First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Latin word lūminōsus
emission of light by certain materials when they are relatively cool. It is in contrast to light emitted from incandescent bodies, such as burning wood or coal, molten iron, and wire heated by an electric current. Luminescence may be seen in neon and fluorescent lamps; television, radar, and X-ray fluoroscope screens; organic substances such as luminol or the luciferins in fireflies and glowworms; certain pigments used in outdoor advertising; and also natural electrical phenomena such as lightning and the aurora borealis. In all these phenomena, light emission does not result from the material being above room temperature, and so luminescence is often called cold light. The practical value of luminescent materials lies in their capacity to transform invisible forms of energy into visible light.