foot·​lam·​bert ˈfu̇t-ˌlam-bərt How to pronounce footlambert (audio)
: a unit of luminance equal to the luminance of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square foot

Examples of footlambert in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One maintenance technician, who asked for anonymity while criticizing the theaters that employ him, told me that some places with old Sonys are getting as few as six footlamberts. Lane Brown, Vulture, 2 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of footlambert was in 1915

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“Footlambert.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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