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Definition of the noun radiance

What does radiance mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: radiances

  1. the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
  2. the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
  3. an attractive combination of good health and happiness
    • example: the radiance of her countenance
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic terms: felicity / happiness = state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy; good health / healthiness = the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease

Alternative definition of the noun radiance


  1. the quality of being radiant, shining, bright or splendid
  2. [physics] the flux of radiation emitted per unit solid angle in a given direction by a unit area of a source


"Radiance" is a 2013 short fantasy drama film written by Laurie Nunn and directed by Andrew Cumming.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Radiance

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Google previewTurfgrass Physiology and... (2011)

by Bell, G.E.

Direct solar radiance is the portion of sunlight striking an object that arrived on a straight line from the sun. Direct sunlight constitutes the largest portion of irradiance. Diffuse solar radiance is the portion of sunlight that has been scattered or ...

Google previewPrinciples of 3D Image Analysis and Synthesis (2013)

by Bernd Girod, Günther Greiner, Heinrich Niemann

Radiance is the flux per projected unit area and solid angle arriving at or leaving a point on a surface: L(a, w) = d°4/(cos 6 day...

Radiance is a particularly important quantity in computer graphics, since it is constant along a ray in empty space.

Google previewRestless Secularism (2017)

Modernism and the Religious Inheritance by Matthew Mutter

Beauty's radiance is an epistemological trap, closer to illusion than religious revelation. Furthermore, this religious intimation of ...

Google previewUseful Optics (1991)

by W. T. Welford

Radiance refers to the radiation emitted by a source and is flux per steradian solid angle per unit area normal to the...

5, so that radiance is the concept to use in following the transmission of flux through a system.

Google previewGuidelines for the Use of Digital Imagery for Vegetation Mapping (1996)

by Henry Lachowski

Reflected energy, modified by the atmosphere between the ground and the sensor, is called radiance. Radiance is what the sensor measures and may be very different from reflectance due to haze in the atmosphere. Two objects may be ...

Google previewPhysical Optics of Ocean Water (1988)

by K. S. Shifrin

The radiance is a basic property of the light field studied in hydrooptics.

that in electrodynamics, the radiance is the average value of the modulus of the Poynting vector ...

Google previewMulti-Source National Forest Inventory (2008)

Methods and Applications by Erkki Tomppo, Markus Haakana, Matti Katila, Jouni Peräsaari

Radiance refers to the flux of energy per unit solid angle leaving a unit surface area in a radial direction per unit time.

Google previewHandbook of Biological Confocal Microscopy (2012)

by James Pawley

Source Radiance Radiance is the radiometric quantity related to the photometric ...

Google previewImage Acquisition (2012)

Handbook of machine vision engineering: by M.W. Burke

Simply put, radiance is the radiant intensity (W/sr) per unit emitting area of a source. It is a directional quantity, as is radiant intensity, one of its two constituents. And like radiant intensity and radiant exitance, the radiance is independent of the ...

Google previewMichelle Obama (2010)

by Jill C. Wheeler

Malia is called Radiance, and Sasha is Rosebud. Glossary debate - a contest in which two ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Alternative & Complementary Medicine (2010)

Subjective health care viewed with an objective eye by Joseph Segen

See Cayce radiance breathwork Alternative medicine A technique developed in the 1970s by a psychologist, Gay Hendricks, that is similar to holotropic breathwork, and believed to facilitate the flow of positive energy. See Bodymind centering ...

Google previewFiber Optics Standard Dictionary (1997)

by Martin Weik

the radiance integrated over the total forward solid angle from a source, to (b) the total power input to the source. See also optical power, optical system, ...

Google previewFirst Name Reverse Dictionary (1993)

Given Names Listed by Meaning, 2d ed. by Yvonne Navarro

radiance Ronak brightness, radiance (Hindi) radiant Anshul, Pradyun (Hindi) • a radiant soul Philbert (Old German), Bert, Filbert • radiant as sunlight Huy Delwyn (Old English), ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rose Science (2003)

by Thomas Debener, Serge Gudin

30 petals; foliage glossy, bronze; vigorous growth; Prior 'Mary Nish' HT, w, 1928; (White Radiance); flowers white, center tinted shellpink, very large, ...

Google previewA Dictionary, Canarese and English (1858)

by William Reeve

\# radiance, the act of shining. 0. jhaggane, adv. Quickly, hastily.

Google previewA Sinhalese-English Dictionary (1892)

by Benjamin Clough

light, radiance, splendour; movable palace of Kuvera. geoood, Prabhdkara, s. (g»3 light, essd what makes) sun, [Colloq. 06 ira~\. gcoso , Prabhdta, 8. (g before, K3 bhd to Bhine) morning, dawn, daybreak, [Colloq.

Google previewMandaic Dictionary (2012)

English Mandaic by Dakhil Shooshtary

Radiance д l_i ï ...

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Beauty is the radiance of truth, and the fragrance of goodness. (Vincent McNabb)
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Scrabble value of R1A1D2I1A1N1C3E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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