lambert

noun
lam·​bert | \ ˈlam-bərt How to pronounce lambert (audio) \

Definition of lambert

: the centimeter-gram-second unit of brightness equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that radiates or reflects one lumen per square centimeter

Examples of lambert in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In scientific terms, the Westinghouse camera has a light range of from 0.007 to 12,600 foot-lamberts. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 20 July 2019

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First Known Use of lambert

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lambert

Johann H. Lambert †1777 German physicist & philosopher

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“Lambert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lambert. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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lambert

noun
lam·​bert | \ ˈlam-bərt How to pronounce lambert (audio) \

Medical Definition of lambert

: the centimeter-gram-second unit of brightness equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that radiates or reflects one lumen per square centimeter

Lambert biographical name

Lam·​bert | \ ˈlam-bərt How to pronounce Lambert (audio) \

Definition of Lambert

John 1619–1683 English general

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