e|mis|sion


e|mis|sion
e|mis|sion «ih MIHSH uhn», noun.
1. the act or fact of emitting: »

the emission of light from the sun.

2. a thing emitted; discharge: »

It is from these bursts of emission that radio astronomers have obtained most of their new information about the sun's activities (Scientific American). Emissions in all categories—hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and oxides of nitrogen—were about 50% less than the standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for gasoline engines (Frank A. Smith).

4. Electronics. a) the streaming out of electrons from the heated cathode of a vacuum tube. b) the streaming out of electrons from an electrode subjected to irradiation or to the impact of electrons or ions.
[< Latin ēmissiō, -ōnis < ēmittere; see etym. under emit (Cf.emit)]

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