luminousness

  • 1 luminousness — lu mi*nous*ness n. the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light. Syn: luminosity, luminance, light. [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 2 Luminousness — Luminous Lu mi*nous, a. [L. luminosus, fr. lumen light: cf. F. lumineux. See {Luminary}, {Illuminate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright; as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color. [1913 Webster] Fire… …

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  • 3 luminousness — noun see luminous …

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  • 4 luminousness — See luminously. * * * …

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  • 5 luminousness — noun The condition of being luminous …

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  • 6 luminousness — n. luminosity, state of being illuminated; shininess, brightness …

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  • 7 luminousness — lu·mi·nous·ness …

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  • 8 luminousness — noun the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun • Syn: ↑luminosity, ↑brightness, ↑brightness level, ↑luminance, ↑light • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 9 Light — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Light >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 light light ray beam stream gleam streak pencil Sgm: N 1 sunbeam sunbeam moonbeam Sgm: N 1 aurora aurora GRP: N 2 …

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  • 10 brightness — noun 1. the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white (Freq. 11) • Ant: ↑dullness • Derivationally related forms: ↑bright • Hypernyms: ↑light, ↑lightness …

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  • 11 brightness level — noun the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun • Syn: ↑luminosity, ↑brightness, ↑luminance, ↑luminousness, ↑light • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 12 luminosity — noun the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light (Freq. 1) its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun • Syn: ↑brightness, ↑brightness level, ↑luminance, ↑luminousness, ↑light …

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  • 13 Dim — Dim, a. [Compar. {Dimmer}; superl. {Dimmest}.] [AS. dim; akin to OFries. dim, Icel. dimmr: cf. MHG. timmer, timber; of uncertain origin.] 1. Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky; darkish;… …

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  • 14 Dimmer — Dim Dim, a. [Compar. {Dimmer}; superl. {Dimmest}.] [AS. dim; akin to OFries. dim, Icel. dimmr: cf. MHG. timmer, timber; of uncertain origin.] 1. Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky;… …

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  • 15 Dimmest — Dim Dim, a. [Compar. {Dimmer}; superl. {Dimmest}.] [AS. dim; akin to OFries. dim, Icel. dimmr: cf. MHG. timmer, timber; of uncertain origin.] 1. Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky;… …

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  • 16 Luminosity — Lu mi*nos i*ty, n. The quality or state of being luminous; luminousness. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 17 luminous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin luminosus, from lumin , lumen Date: 15th century 1. a. emitting or reflecting usually steady, suffused, or glowing light b. of or relating to light or to luminous flux 2. bathed in or exposed to… …

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  • 18 Norma Cole — (born May 12, 1945) is a contemporary American poet, visual artist, and frequent translator from the French. A member of the circle of poets around Robert Duncan in the 80s, and a fellow traveler of San Francisco s language poets, Cole is also… …

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  • 19 luminous — luminously, adv. luminousness, n. /looh meuh neuhs/, adj. 1. radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright. 2. lighted up or illuminated; well lighted: the luminous ballroom. 3. brilliant intellectually; enlightened or enlightening, as a writer… …

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  • 20 glow — Synonyms and related words: Hygeia, ablate, activity, afterglow, air glow, alpenglow, animation, ardency, ardor, attractiveness, aurora, bake, be bright, be in heat, be somebody, be something, beacon, beam, beauteousness, beautifulness, beauty,… …

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