What does radiance mean?

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ˈreɪ di ənsra·di·ance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. radiance, glow, glowingnoun

    the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface

  2. radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgencynoun

    the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

  3. radiancenoun

    an attractive combination of good health and happiness

    "the radiance of her countenance"

Wiktionary

  1. radiancenoun

    the quality of being radiant, shining, bright or splendid

    Girt with omnipotence, with radiance crowned. uE000197485uE001 Milton.

    Etymology: From radiare + -ance

  2. radiancenoun

    the flux of radiation emitted per unit solid angle in a given direction by a unit area of a source

    Etymology: From radiare + -ance

Webster Dictionary

  1. Radiancenoun

    alt. of Radiancy

Freebase

  1. Radiance

    Radiance and spectral radiance are measures of the quantity of radiation that passes through or is emitted from a surface and falls within a given solid angle in a specified direction. They are used in radiometry to characterize diffuse emission and reflection of electromagnetic radiation. In astrophysics, radiance is also used to quantify emission of neutrinos and other particles. The SI unit of radiance is watts per steradian per square metre, while that of spectral radiance is W·sr−1·m−2·Hz−1 or W·sr−1·m−3 depending on if the spectrum is a function of frequency or of wavelength.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of radiance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of radiance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of radiance in a Sentence

  1. Dag Hammarskjld:

    God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.

  2. William Wordsworth:

    What though the radiance which was once so bright Be not forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;Grief not, rather find, Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of Human suffering, In the faith that looks through death In years that bring philophic mind.

  3. Walter Benjamin:

    Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.

  4. Robert G. Ingersoll:

    Love is the only bow of life's dark cloud. It is the Morning and Evening Star. It shines upon the cradle of the babe, and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb. It is the Mother of Art, inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher. It is the air and light of every heart, builder of every home, kinder of every fire on every hearth, It was the first dream of immortality. It fills the world with melody. Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings of common clay.

  5. J. Robert Oppenheimer, Quoting "The Bhagavad Gita",Alamogordo, New Mexico, 1945:

    If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One... I am become Death, the Shatterer of Worlds.

Images & Illustrations of radiance

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