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 Dictionary entry overview: What does luminosity mean? 

  The noun LUMINOSITY has 1 sense:

1. the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light

  Familiarity information: LUMINOSITY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1luminosity [BACK TO TOP]


The quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


brightness level; luminance; luminosity; luminousness; brightness; light

Context example:

its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun

Hypernyms ("luminosity" is a kind of...):

physical property (a property used to characterize physical objects)


bright (emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts)

dull (emitting or reflecting very little light)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "luminosity"):

illuminance; illumination (the luminous flux incident on a unit area)

incandescence (light from heat)

glow; luminescence (light from nonthermal sources)

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