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.

  2. radiancenoun

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

  3. Etymology: From radiare + -ance

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Radiance, Radiancynoun

    Sparkling lustre; glitter.

    Etymology: radiare, Lat.

    By the sacred radiance of the sun,
    By all the operations of the orbs,
    Here I disclaim all my paternal care. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    Whether there be not too high an apprehension above its natural radiancy, is not without just doubt; however it be granted a very splendid gum, and whose sparkles may somewhat resemble the glances of fire. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    The son
    Girt with omnipotence, with radiance crown’d
    Of majesty divine. John Milton.

    A glory surpassing the sun in its greatest radiancy, which, though we cannot describe, will bear some resemblance. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    The rapid radiance instantaneous strikes
    Th’ illumin’d mountain. James Thomson, Spring.

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. Dr. Urooj Umer:

    Stormy situations mask the radiance of events and mold a person's soul coherent to their thrust....

  2. 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.

  3. Vincent McNabb:

    Beauty is the radiance of truth, and the frangrance of goodness.

  4. Walter Benjamin:

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

  5. Bhavabhuti:

    The mind alike, Vigorous or weak, is capable of culture, But still bears fruit according to its nature. ?Tis not the teacher?s skill that rears the scholar: The sparkling gem gives back the glorious radiance It drinks from other light, but the dull earth Absorbs the blaze, and yields no gleam again.

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