luminiferous

luminiferous
luminiferous [lo͞o΄mə nif′ər əs]
adj.
[< L lumen, LIGHT1 + -FEROUS]
giving off or transmitting light

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  • Luminiferous — Lu mi*nif er*ous, a. [L. lumen light + ferous.] Producing light; yielding light; transmitting light; as, the luminiferous ether. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • luminiferous — /looh meuh nif euhr euhs/, adj. producing light: the luminiferous properties of a gas. [1795 1805; < L lumin (see LUMEN) + I + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • luminiferous — lu•mi•nif•er•ous [[t]ˌlu məˈnɪf ər əs[/t]] adj. producing light: the luminiferous properties of a gas[/ex] • Etymology: 1795–1805; < L lūmin (see lumen) …   From formal English to slang

  • Luminiferous aether — The luminiferous aether: it was hypothesised that the Earth moves through a medium of aether that carries light In the late 19th century, luminiferous aether or ether, meaning light bearing aether, was the term used to describe a medium for the… …   Wikipedia

  • luminiferous ether — Ether E ther ([=e] th[ e]r), n. [L. aether, Gr. a iqh r, fr. a i qein to light up, kindle, burn, blaze; akin to Skr. idh, indh, and prob. to E. idle: cf. F. [ e]ther.] [Written also {[ae]ther}.] 1. (Physics) A medium of great elasticity and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • luminiferous — adjective Date: 1801 transmitting, producing, or yielding light …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • luminiferous — adjective Producing, or transmitting light; luminous …   Wiktionary

  • luminiferous — Producing or conveying light. [L. lumen, light, + fero, to carry] * * * lu·mi·nif·er·ous .lü mə nif (ə )rəs adj transmitting, producing, or yielding light * * * lu·mi·nif·er·ous (loo″mĭ nifґər əs) [lumen + ferous] conveying… …   Medical dictionary

  • luminiferous — bearing or bringing light Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • luminiferous — adj. producing light, transmitting light …   English contemporary dictionary

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