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Incandescent

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Exploring the history of the word "Incandescent"

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Incandescent

  1. 1. “Incandescent” http://youtu.be/ONaPfzjl8qc
  2. 2. The Oxford English Dictionary • Emitting light on account of being at a high temperature; glowing with heat; • Glowing, brightly shining, brilliantly luminous; Intensely hot; An incandescent lamp or burner; becoming or being warm or intense in feeling, expression, etc.; ardent, fiery; ‘flaming up’.
  3. 3. Online Etymology Dictionary kindle, become white, to shine and state of being inflamed.
  4. 4. Online Etymology Dictionary kindle, become white, to shine and state of being inflamed. Merriam-Webster Dictionary marked by brilliance, especially of expression and characterized by glowing zeal.
  5. 5. From the Latin Incandescentem- become warm, glow, kindle
  6. 6. From the Latin Incandescentem- become warm, glow, kindle French The French then took the word and dropped the “em,” making it simply incandescent.
  7. 7. Morphemes • “in” - meaning “within,” “into,” “in,” “on,” and “upon” • “candescent” - from the Latin candescentem, meaning “to become white, begin to gleam” • “candle” -

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