Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The amount of light radiated by a given star as compared with that radiated by the sun; or the brightness of the star compared with that of the sun, both being viewed from the same distance (easily calculated when the star's parallax is known).

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Examples

  • Solar stocks glittered Friday after Germany, the largest market for sun-power supplies, cut its subsidies by less than expected.

    Alcoa, IBM Rose in May; GM, AIG Slid

  • From the flying bridge, Havig looked across a sweep of deck, beautifully grained hardwood whereon hatches, cargo booms, donkey engines, sun-power screens, and superstructure made a harmonious whole.

    There Will Be Time

  • From the flying bridge, Havig looked across a sweep of deck, beautifully grained hard­wood whereon hatches, cargo booms, donkey engines, sun-power screens, and superstructure made a harmonious whole.

    Two in Time

  • Even the Douglas-Martin sun-power screens, used to drive the roaring road cities of the period and for a myriad other industrial purposes, were not sufficient to fill the ever-growing demand.

    The Worlds Of Robert A Heinlein

  • Speeding along, they passed the first scattered domes, a hydroponic garden, an isolated sun-power plant.

    The Planet Strappers

  • "With just sun-power on these lousy shoulder-ionics?"

    The Planet Strappers

  • "The sun-power plant answers that," countered Jarvis.

    Valley of Dreams

  • It is generally known that the invention of the steam engine and other combustion engines which release sun-power for mechanical use, has revolutionized the economic system; for the building of engines in the scale of modern needs, it is necessary to concentrate a great number of living men in one place, to build factories, to set up machines used in producing the engines, and all this requires the use of vast amounts of money.

    Manhood of Humanity.

  • The next day, at the time of the full sun-power, they came to this village.

    Prisoners of Hope A Tale of Colonial Virginia

  • Yet it wasn't muggy, sea-coast heat that turns bone and muscle into jelly -- it was a passion of sun-power, light and heat together.

    Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters

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