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It’s humid and lit by fluorescent lights. Smithsonian Mag (2017)The interior of the gallery had become woefully shabby, with dull grey walls, poor flooring and harsh fluorescent lighting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The scene is lit by pitiless fluorescent strip lights. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We stopped and traffic police with their fluorescent striped jackets and a soldier appeared. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She was wearing a bright fluorescent pink raincoat and stood out like a sore thumb. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The echoing interior is lit by one tiny fluorescent strip on the ceiling. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The other technique for balancing fluorescent lighting is to use photographic lamps. Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)They looked like ghosts as they moved in fluorescent jackets before dawn. Times, Sunday Times (2013)How do you learn to love a fluorescent light? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Another project is to find ways of using the colour cast of fluorescent lighting to enhance the photograph. Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)Then there are the fluorescent jackets. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They look white during the day, but glow fluorescent green at night. The Sun (2011)At a meeting without computers but with fluorescent lights, she was still in agony. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And Germany will wear rainbow striped jackets and fluorescent orange flowery trousers. The Sun (2014)I saw a man in a fluorescent jacket. The Sun (2011)Then it was fluorescent lights. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is fluorescent lighting which has most of the elements of natural daylight, unlike most commercial lighting which is deficient in these. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)I've got loads of new fluorescent yellow and green tops. The Sun (2014)The freezer cabinets have small LED lighting strips rather than fluorescent bulbs and they have fully shut doors to save power. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Motorcycle groups argued that if drivers could not see a motorbike with its lights on, they were unlikely to spot a small fluorescent strip on one arm. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I have a friend who uses hair clips in fluorescent colours (very chic). Superdog! Action plans that work for a happy and well-behaved pet (1990)And since he could not get into regulation shirts bought off the shelf, she made them for him in his favourite colours, fluorescent lime green and yellow. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: fluorescent /ˌflʊəˈrɛsnt/ ADJECTIVE
A fluorescent surface or colour has a very bright appearance when light is directed onto it.
The workmen wore fluorescent jackets.
- American English: fluorescent
- Arabic: فلوريّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: fluorescente
- Chinese: 荧光的
- Croatian: fluorescentan
- Czech: světélkující
- Danish: fluorescerende
- Dutch: fluorescerend
- European Spanish: fluorescente
- Finnish: loiste-
- French: fluorescent
- German: leuchtend
- Greek: φθορίζων
- Italian: fluorescente
- Japanese: 蛍光性の
- Korean: 형광성의
- Norwegian: fluorescerende
- Polish: fluorescencyjny
- European Portuguese: fluorescente
- Romanian: fluorescent
- Russian: флуоресцентный
- Spanish: fluorescente
- Swedish: självlysande
- Thai: ไฟนีออน
- Turkish: floresan
- Ukrainian: флуоресцентний
- Vietnamese: bằng huỳnh quang
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