albedo

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noun al·be·do \al-ˈbē-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of albedo

plural

albedos

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of albedo

Late Latin, whiteness, from Latin albus


First Known Use: 1860


Medical Dictionary

albedo

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noun al·be·do \al-ˈbēd-(ˌ)ō\

Medical Definition of albedo

plural

albedos

  1. :  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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