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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
What we are debating, lux, is Belief vs. Knowledge.
It's a matter of if there's a measure of something called lux, which is a measure of the brightness of light.
DreamsofProgress says: lux, that is patently and absolutely and unfailingly a dishonest argument.
And they should produce 10,000 lux, which is the amount of brightness that we need according to research studies.
A light or lantern may be included as a reference to her wisdom, as well as a play on her name, from lux, the Latin word for “light.”
They may scarcely realize that the ruby and the sapphire are the same mineral, and that this mineral also occurs, and is used in jewelry, absolutely colorless, when it is known as lux sapphire, green as the so-called
In some cases where the word has extensive normal usages, as in the case of 'lux' this is true of the English 'light' as well, depending on how one takes the word the same sentence can be treated as figurative or literal and mean basically the same thing.
In one of Aquinas's most interesting discussions, in a little-read article on whether the word 'lux' is properly used of spiritual things, Aquinas recognizes that the distinction between figurative and literal usage is one relative to how one takes the words in question.
E: Illumination, How the visibility of objects to be "lux"
Luxury makes a comebackJaguar, Oakley, and other brands are trying to put the 'lux' back in luxury, despite the recession.
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