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1 brightness created by light reflected from a surface
  • the emerald had a pure, icy green luminance

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2 the quality or state of having or giving off light
  • the landscapes of the French painter Claude Lorraine have a unique luminance that no other artist has quite captured

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The first known use of luminance was in 1867

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“Luminance.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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