American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The state or quality of being bright.
- n. The effect or sensation by means of which an observer is able to distinguish differences in luminance.
- n. The dimension of a color that represents its similarity to one of a series of achromatic colors ranging from very dim (dark) to very bright (dazzling).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being bright; splendor; luster; glitter: as, “the brightness of the sun,” Acts xxvi. 13.
- n. Acuteness of intellect or faculty; sharpness of wit.
- n. Cheer; cheerfulness.
- n. Synonyms Brilliancy, effulgence.—2. Acumen, mother-wit, ingenuity.
- n. the quality of being bright
- n. the perception elicited by the luminance of an object
- n. intelligence, cleverness
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being bright; splendor; luster; brilliancy; clearness.
- n. Acuteness (of the faculties); sharpness 9wit.
- n. intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
- n. the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
- n. the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
- bright + -ness (Wiktionary)
“The brightness is as good as you get until you buy the top end Leupolds or German scopes.”
“In the dense mist, the Northern Star – in brightness,”
“OLEDS are far superior in brightness and in their compact nature. the holy grail is to make them last more than a few thousand hours. there is also a lot of hope for carbon nanotubes. — dave kliman”
“H-particles by the difference in brightness, a practice which the Viennese vehemently defended.”
“It would have four instruments, a far IR interferometer to measure the CMBR spectrum, two instruments to measure its anisotropy (difference in brightness in different directions), and an instrument to hunt for the diffuse IR background from the first galaxies.”
“I, however, find its mintiness adds a certain brightness to a dish.”
“When viewed immediately after handling the lizards, the ocelli appear to pulse or fluctuate in brightness as the surrounding pigment changes intensity.”
“In his hand he held a lance with a broad head, in brightness like blinding leven, whereon was graven,”
“The reality is that the sun, and all stars, are SHRINKING – therefore they are diminishing in brightness, and over the course of billions of years – they are burning cooler (why new stars are blue-white and old stars are red – and our sun a main sequence star in the middle of its life is yellow – middle color).”
“GLTerminal emulates a 1970âs terminal monitor, complete with flaws in brightness, warped display curvature, and flicker.”
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