Definition of albedo
: reflective power; specifically : the fraction of incident radiation (such as light) that is reflected by a surface or body (such as the moon or a cloud) — compare reflectance
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This makes the reflectiveness, or albedo, different from the regions around it.
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Origin and Etymology of albedo
Late Latin, whiteness, from Latin albus
First Known Use: 1860
Medical Definition of albedo
: the fraction of incident light or electromagnetic radiation that is reflected by a surface or body (as the moon or the skin)
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