Definitions for lambertˈlæm bərt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the cgs unit of luminance or brightness, equivalent to 0.32 candles per square centimeter and equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface emitting or reflecting one lumen per square centimeter.
Ref: Abbr.: L 4 1
Origin of lambert:
1910–15; after Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728–77), German mathematician
a cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter
Lambert, Constant Lambert, Leonard Constant Lambert(noun)
English composer and conductor (1905-1951)
; in modern use partly transferred back from the surname.
A lunar impact crater.
a cgs unit of illumination; the brightness of a surface that emits one lumen per square centimetre
Origin: lant + beraht, a saint's name (of a Bishop of Maastricht) brought to England by Normans, and partly merged with a corresponding name.