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RADIANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does radiance mean? 

RADIANCE (noun)
  The noun RADIANCE has 3 senses:

1. the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
2. the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
3. an attractive combination of good health and happiness

  Familiarity information: RADIANCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RADIANCE (noun)


Sense 1radiance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

glowing; radiance; glow

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

light; visible light; visible radiation ((physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation)

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

aureole; corona (the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse)


Sense 2radiance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

effulgence; shine; refulgency; refulgence; radiancy; radiance

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

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

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

gleam; gleaming; glow; lambency (an appearance of reflected light)

luster; lustre; sheen; shininess (the visual property of something that shines with reflected light)

burnish; gloss; glossiness; polish (the property of being smooth and shiny)


Sense 3radiance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An attractive combination of good health and happiness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

the radiance of her countenance

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

felicity; happiness (state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy)

good health; healthiness (the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease)


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