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Definitions and Synonyms of luminance | Another word for luminance | What is luminance?

Definition 1: the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun

Synonyms for luminance in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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