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Definition 1: the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white - [noun denoting attribute]

(brightness is a kind of ...) the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures

"he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"

(... is a kind of brightness ) a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted

"a glare of sunlight"

(... is a kind of brightness ) brightness enough to blind partially and temporarily

(... is a kind of brightness ) the quality of shining with a bright reflected light

(... is a kind of brightness ) a momentary brightness

(... is a kind of brightness ) a spatially localized brightness

(... is a kind of brightness ) the visual property of something having a milky brightness and a play of colors from the surface

(... is a kind of brightness ) the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

(... is a kind of brightness ) a quality that outshines the usual

Definition 2: the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where brightness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun

Synonyms for brightness in the sense of this definition

(brightness is a kind of ...) any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions

(... is a kind of brightness ) the luminous flux incident on a unit area

(... is a kind of brightness ) light from heat

(... is a kind of brightness ) light from nonthermal sources

(... are attributes of brightness) emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts

"the sun was bright and hot" "a bright sunlit room"

(... are attributes of brightness) emitting or reflecting very little light

"a dull glow" "dull silver badly in need of a polish" "a dull sky"

Definition 3: intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for brightness in the sense of this definition

(brightness is a kind of ...) the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

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