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The apparent twinkling of a star due to its light passing through regions of different air densities in the atmosphere.

Scin`til*la"tion (?), n. [L. scintillatio: cf. F. scintillation.]


The act of scintillating.


A spark of flash emitted in scintillating.

These scintillations are . . . the inflammable effluences discharged from the bodies collided. Sir T. Browne.


© Webster 1913.

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