E*mis"sion (?), n. [L. emissio: cf. F. 'emission. See Emit.]

1.

The act of sending or throwing out; the act of sending forth or putting into circulation; issue; as, the emission of light from the sun; the emission of heat from a fire; the emission of bank notes.

<-- now, we issue bank notes. -->

2.

That which is sent out, issued, or put in circulation at one time; issue; as, the emission was mostly blood.

Emission theory Physics, the theory of Newton, regarding light as consisting of emitted particles or corpuscles. See Corpuscular theory, under Corpuscular.

 

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