from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The International System unit of illumination, equal to one lumen per square meter. See Table at measurement.
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- n. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of illuminance or illumination; one lumen per square metre. Symbol: lx
- v. To put out of joint; to luxate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To put out of joint; to luxate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put out of joint; luxate. Pope, Odyssey, xi.
- n. Luxury.
- n. Richness; superfine quality; elegance: said of material objects. Also luxe, as mere French.
- n. Light: a Latin word occurring in some phrases used more or less in English.
- n. The unit of illumination; the illumination received by a surface at a distance of one meter from a light-source the intensity of which is one hefner. See illumination, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a unit of illumination equal to 1 lumen per square meter; 0.0929 foot candle
Latin lūx, light; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin lūx ("light"); from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (“white; light; bright”). Cognates include Ancient Greek λευκός (leukos), Sanskrit रोचते (rocate) and Old English noun lēoht (English light). (Wiktionary)
Compare French luxer. See luxate. (Wiktionary)