What does brightness mean?

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ˈbraɪt nɪsbright·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brightnessnoun

    the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white

  2. brightness, cleverness, smartnessnoun

    intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty

  3. luminosity, brightness, brightness level, luminance, luminousness, lightnoun

    the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light

    "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"

Wiktionary

  1. brightnessnoun

    the quality of being bright

  2. brightnessnoun

    the perception elicited by the luminance of an object

  3. brightnessnoun

    intelligence, cleverness

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Brightnessnoun

    Etymology: from bright.

    The blazing brightness of her beauty’s beam,
    And glorious light of her sun-shining face,
    To tell, were as to strive against the stream. Fairy Q. b. i.

    A sword, by long lying still, will contract a rust, which shall deface its brightness. South.

    Vex’d with the present moment’s heavy gloom,
    Why seek we brightness from the years to come? Matthew Prior.

    The brightness of his parts, the solidity of his judgment, and the candour and generosity of his temper, distinguished him in an age of great politeness. Matthew Prior.

ChatGPT

  1. brightness

    Brightness is a measure of the amount of light or luminance being emitted or reflected from an object or source, often perceived or interpreted by the human eye. It can also refer to the intensity or quantity of visible light. In digital photography or visual technology, it refers to the adjustment level of light tones in an image or display.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brightnessnoun

    the quality or state of being bright; splendor; luster; brilliancy; clearness

  2. Brightnessnoun

    acuteness (of the faculties); sharpness 9wit

Wikidata

  1. Brightness

    Brightness is an attribute of visual perception in which a source appears to be radiating or reflecting light. In other words, brightness is the perception elicited by the luminance of a visual target. This is a subjective attribute/property of an object being observed.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brightness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brightness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of brightness in a Sentence

  1. Chris Carilli:

    This quasar’s brightness and its great distance make it a unique tool to study the conditions and processes that prevailed in the first galaxies in the Universe, we look forward to unraveling more of its mysteries.

  2. Lady Flora Hastings, “Swan Song”:

    Grieve not that I die young. Is it not well To pass away ere life hath lost its brightness?

  3. Darryl Pitt:

    For the light (of the fireball) to overwhelm the brightness of the day, it was a significant event.

  4. Chris Russell:

    Ceres’ bright spot can now be seen to have a companion of lesser brightness, but apparently in the same basin, this maybe pointing to a volcano-like origin of the spots, but we will have to wait for better resolution before we can make such geologic interpretations.

  5. Peter Williams:

    Even though brown dwarfs are completely covered in clouds, they're too far away for us to pick out individual clouds like we do on planets within our solar system. But we can still measure how long it takes for a group of clouds to do a lap around the atmosphere ; as clouds come in and out of view they change the brightness of the planet, this lap time depends on two things : how fast the brown dwarf itself is spinning, and how fast the wind is blowing on top of that.

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