lux

noun
\ ˈləks How to pronounce lux (audio) \
plural lux or luxes

Definition of lux

: a unit of illumination equal to the direct illumination on a surface that is everywhere one meter from a uniform point source of one candle intensity or equal to one lumen per square meter

Examples of lux in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bouncy Blowout Glam girl @jlo serving with the lux hair. Kristin Corpuz, Billboard, "Get The Look: How to Create Chic Hairstyles Like Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande & More For New Year's Eve," 23 Dec. 2019 Black Windsor chairs add a classic colonial note, and gold velour booths a touch of lux. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, "Review: A lavish new setting in Farmington for Wood-n-Tap’s consistently great but unpretentious fare," 12 Dec. 2019 Most light therapy boxes emit light at an intensity of 10,000 lux, which is the intensity of the sun at midday. Allen Kim, CNN, "Helpful tips to combat those seasonal blues," 3 Nov. 2019 There was a single item auction for a luxury vacation to Australia and a heated bidding war broke out between presenters Jason Clarke and Isla Fisher, but Fisher eventually triumphed, snagging the lux vacation package for a cool $18,000. Alex Cramer, The Hollywood Reporter, "Naomi Watts, Ruby Rose, Sarah Snook Honored at Australians in Film Awards Gala," 24 Oct. 2019 Bag that lux-tax cash and drive it to the personal vault. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's TML: You're in for a treat, Cincinnati fans. Positive thoughts on Bengals, UC, Reds.," 5 Sep. 2019 Ten kids, ages 3 to 5, were exposed to bright light (about 1,000 lux from a light box) for one hour before their habitual bedtime. Richard G. "bugs" Stevens, Washington Post, "Bright lights near bedtime can cause sleep problems in children," 19 May 2018 The room itself feels something like beatnik-chic, draped in lavish vintage touches that feel lux but not unapproachable. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "12 places to grab food and drinks around our favorite music venues in Chicago," 18 Oct. 2017 In batting practice Saturday, Ohtani launched a home run to center, above the batter’s eye and above the row of glassed-in lux-boxes. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Hitting or pitching, Angels’ Shohei Ohtani harkens to the days of Babe Ruth," 1 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of lux

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lux

Latin, light — more at light

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Last Updated

8 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Lux.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lux?show=0&t=1373217003. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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lux

noun
\ ˈləks How to pronounce lux (audio) \
plural lux or luxes

Medical Definition of lux

: a unit of illumination equal to the direct illumination on a surface that is everywhere one meter from a uniform point source of one candle intensity or equal to one lumen per square meter

called also meter-candle

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