- This random emission of photons leaves the resulting electron beam with a fuzzy, rather than a sharply defined focus.
- Radioactivity is the process of emission of radiation as a radioactive material changes form, often to a different element.
- Radiation emission from mobile phones must be cut by 80 per cent, a group of UK MPs said yesterday.
- Even well into this century, versions of this dire belief - that one's bodily supply of energy could be squandered by sexual emissions - hung on.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'emanation'): from Latin emissio(n-), from emiss- 'sent out', from the verb emittere (see emit).
An emission is literally something sent out, coming from Latin emittere ‘to send out’. An emissary (early 17th century) is a person sent out, and comes from Latin emissarius ‘scout, spy’, from emittere. Emit (early 17th century) is from the same source.
Words that rhyme with emissionacademician, addition, aesthetician (US esthetician), ambition, audition, beautician, clinician, coition, cosmetician, diagnostician, dialectician, dietitian, Domitian, edition, electrician, fission, fruition, Hermitian, ignition, linguistician, logician, magician, mathematician, Mauritian, mechanician, metaphysician, mission, monition, mortician, munition, musician, obstetrician, omission, optician, paediatrician (US pediatrician), patrician, petition, Phoenician, physician, politician, position, rhetorician, sedition, statistician, suspicion, tactician, technician, theoretician, Titian, tuition, volition
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