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luminance

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noun lu·mi·nance \ˈlü-mə-nən(t)s\

Definition of luminance

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being luminous

  2. 2 :  the luminous intensity of a surface in a given direction per unit of projected area



Examples of luminance

  1. <the emerald had a pure, icy green luminance>

  2. <the landscapes of the French painter Claude Lorraine have a unique luminance that no other artist has quite captured>



1867

First Known Use of luminance

1867


Medical Dictionary

luminance

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noun lu·mi·nance \ˈlü-mə-nən(t)s\

Medical Definition of luminance

  1. 1:  the quality or state of being luminous

  2. 2:  the luminous intensity of a surface in a given direction per unit of projected area





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