from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the visual property of something shining with reflective light; shine
- n. the coefficient of specular reflectivity associated with the surface of an object being displayed
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Shiny or glossy character or condition; luster; glossiness; sheen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
The dual purpose also exists in the equation of shininess with impenetrability and completeness: this shininess is available to paintings through varnishing, and to textiles through the oiling or calendaring of cloths, or the use of glossy fibers.
Whereas, the Assembly building has been created by people of such narrow and blinkered view that they seem to be mesmerised by the 'shininess' of their building.
Ummm ... its pretty cool, as far as the 'shininess' factor goes.
The fruit bowl morphing into the surface is a logical progression of enhancing the shininess, typifying the forms seen in ceramics, and creating an interesting dialogue between the surfaces.
Samsung's Galaxy Tablet was all over the convention, with its Android powered shininess, causing Apple fanboys to have more than a few stolen glances.
But here large, color photographs by Richard Pare, executed over 15 years, show Russian avant-garde architecture in various states of use and disuse, shininess and dullness, and demonstrate that an architecture exhibit can be a beautiful thing to behold.
If you have oily skin or any shininess on the forehead and nose, follow the moisturizer with an anti-shine gel to provide a matte surface for the foundation.
I like the way the wine looks, because it has to lie there so thickly, has a shininess to the deepest parts and sometimes you can see the crystals from the sugar.
But also bigger and shinier necessary stuff --- Refrigerators, dish washers, clothes dryers, cars --- that by being bigger and shinier without bigness and shininess adding anything necessary to the machines 'basic functions turned into toys and gizmos.
It was like a Pollock, there was so much blood spattered over it, and you could see some of the shininess of the blood in the photograph.