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luminosity

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noun lu·mi·nos·i·ty \ˌlü-mə-ˈnä-sə-tē\

Definition of luminosity

plural

luminosities

  1. 1 a :  the quality or state of being luminous b :  something luminous

  2. 2 a :  the relative quantity of light b :  relative brightness of something

  3. 3 :  the relative quantity of radiation emitted by a celestial source (as a star)



Examples of luminosity in a sentence

  1. <the luminosity of the fireflies made for an enchanting nighttime show>



1634

First Known Use of luminosity

1634


Medical Dictionary

luminosity

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noun lu·mi·nos·i·ty \ˌlü-mə-ˈnäs-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of luminosity

plural

luminosities

  1. 1:  the quality or state of being luminous

  2. 2a:  the relative quantity of lightb:  the comparative degree to which light of a given wavelength induces the sensation of brightness when perceived





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