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Definition of the noun afterglow

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noun - plural: afterglows

  1. a glow sometimes seen in the sky after sunset
  2. the pleasure of remembering some pleasant event
    • example: he basked in the afterglow of his victory
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • more generic word: pleasantness = the feeling caused by agreeable stimuli

Alternative definition of the noun afterglow


  1. the glow seen in the sky after sunset
  2. the light emitted by an incandescent object while cooling
  3. the light emitted by a phosphor after excitation
  4. [context: sex, drugs] the mildly euphoric feeling experienced after a pleasurable experience, especially after an orgasm or drug-induced high.
  5. an afterparty


  1. "Afterglow" is a 1997 feature film starring Nick Nolte, Julie Christie, Lara Flynn Boyle and Jonny Lee Miller. Alan Rudolph directed and wrote the script for the film. It was produced by Robert Altman and filmed in Montreal.
  2. "Afterglow" is a 2012 short comedy drama romance film directed by Kaushal Oza.
  3. "Afterglow" is an award-nominated short film, directed by Nadine Garner.
    • country: Australia
    • genres: Romance Film, Drama
    • released in (4 years ago)
    • award: - Australian Film Institute Award for Best Screenplay in a Short Film nomination for Nadine Garner
  4. "Afterglow" is a film, directed by Lisa Blatter.

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Google previewFaith in Film (2017)

Religious Themes in Contemporary Cinema by Christopher Deacy

While this reviewer comments on Christie's movie star glamour, what is so remarkable about Afterglow is that it is about as...

Google previewVoyages Through the Universe, Media Update (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Afterglow: An afterglow is a broad high arch of whitish or rosy light appearing in the sky due to very fine particles of dust suspended in the high regions of the atmosphere. An afterglow may appear above the highest clouds in the hour of ...

Google previewThe Wisdom of the Overself (2015)

The Path to Self-Realization and Philosophic Insight by Paul Brunton

Its afterglow is a diffused wellbeing, a tranquil satisfaction. We receive a hint of the intense felicity of this state when we awaken out of it for then we feel a delightful worldreleased serenity. It is noteworthy that the discursive movement of the ...

Google previewApplied Network Security Monitoring (2013)

Collection, Detection, and Analysis by Chris Sanders, Jason Smith

Afterglow is a Perl tool that facilitates ...

Google previewChemical Kinetics of Gas Reactions (2016)

by V. N. Kondrat'Ev

recombination of atoms being slow (the source of the afterglow is the energy liberated during the recombination of atoms).

Google previewThe New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made (2004)

by Peter M. Nichols, A. O. Scott

Its immediate effect is comedy; its afterglow is that of a bittersweet romance. A less capable director, with a less competent cast, must have erred ...

Google previewNature (1911)

by Sir Norman Lockyer

The most characteristic feature of the condensed discharge which produces the afterglow is a series of seven complex bands, occupying the region 2904 to 2256, which have not previously been recorded as belonging to nitrogen.

Google previewDownBeat--the Great Jazz Interviews (2009)

A 75th Anniversary Anthology by Frank Alkyer

Afterglow is the first major production by LiPuma as the new president of GRP, the fourth Dr. John album produced by LiPuma. Actually, LiPuma first heard Mac even before Mac became known as the Doctor. LiPuma was working for A&M in ...

Google previewDictionary of Mass Spectrometry (2010)

by Anthony Mallet, Steve Down

flowing afterglow A flow of an inert gas, typically helium, is passed through a microwave discharge and ions are formed ...

Google previewElectronics (Collins Dictionary of) (2014)

by Ian Sinclair

afterglow thelightpattern that canbe seen fromthe PHOSPHOR of a CATHODERAY TUBE screen afterthe electron beamhas been cut off. Forradaruse,a long afterglow (of several seconds)is useful ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (2010)


No electrons are present in the carrier gas and therefore the SIFT mediumis not a gaseous plasma medium like the flowing afterglow butrather a swarmof positive or negative ions in the carrier gas. Notwithstanding the great success of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Astronomy (2012)

by Ian Ridpath

afterglow The electromagnetic radiation often observed after a * gamma-ray burst (GRB). As a shockwave of gas from a GRB ploughs into the ...

Google previewDictionary of Earth Science (2002)

by McGraw-Hill Education

{:af-ri-kan 'sii-parlpliim } afterglow IMETEOROL] A broad, high arch of radiance or glow seen occasionally in the western sky above the highest clouds in deepening twilight, caused by the scattering effect of very fine particles ofdust suspended ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Educational Media Communications & Technology (2015)

by NA NA

Suppressed Field: reliable and simple; fair quality Stored Field: uses long afterglow phospur (orange or green) Partial Stored Field: needs precise synchronisation Fast Pulldown (2m/sec): needs frequent servicing Picture-join ( 525 line 30 field) ...

Google previewDictionary of Material Science and High Energy Physics (2001)

by Dipak K. Basu

afterglow, or plasma afterglow Recombination radiation emitted from a cooling plasma when the source ...

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The president, clearly as a result of the war and the afterglow of the war, is in a time of great attention. (Bob Graham)
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