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Definition 1: the act of emitting; causing to flow forth - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for emission in the sense of this definition

(emission is a kind of ...) the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent

(... is a kind of emission ) the act of spreading outward from a central source

(... is a kind of emission ) the act of venting

Definition 2: the occurrence of a flow of water (as from a pipe) - [noun denoting event]

(emission is a kind of ...) the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

Definition 3: the release of electrons from parent atoms - [noun denoting process]

(emission is a kind of ...) a process that liberates or discharges something

"there was a sudden release of oxygen" "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"

(... is a kind of emission ) an emission of photoelectrons (especially from a metallic surface)

(... is a kind of emission ) the emission of electrons that are stripped from parent atoms by a high electric field

(... is a kind of emission ) the release or absorption of quanta above a certain energy level

(... is a kind of emission ) the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay

(... is a kind of emission ) the emission of electrons from a surface that is bombarded by higher energy primary electrons

(... is a kind of emission ) the emission of electrons from very hot substances

Definition 4: any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body - [noun denoting process]

Samples where emission or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the discharge of pus

Synonyms for emission in the sense of this definition

(emission is a kind of ...) an organic process that takes place in the body

"respiratory activity"

(... is a kind of emission ) the discharge of semen in males

(... is a kind of emission ) the bodily process of discharging waste matter

(... is a kind of emission ) the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause

"the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation" "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped" "the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"

Definition 5: a substance that is emitted or released - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for emission in the sense of this definition

(emission is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

(... is a kind of emission ) a substance that oozes out from plant pores

(... is a kind of emission ) a substance that transudes

(... is a kind of emission ) a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)

(... is a kind of emission ) a watery discharge from the mucous membranes (especially from the eyes or nose)

(... is a kind of emission ) discharge of secretions from the cervical glands of the vagina; normally clear or white

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