Definition of Brightness

1. Noun. The location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white.




2. Noun. Intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty.
Exact synonyms: Cleverness, Smartness
Generic synonyms: Intelligence
Derivative terms: Bright, Bright, Clever, Smart, Smart

3. Noun. The quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light. "Its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
Exact synonyms: Brightness Level, Light, Luminance, Luminosity, Luminousness
Generic synonyms: Physical Property
Specialized synonyms: Illuminance, Illumination, Incandescence, Glow, Luminescence
Attributes: Bright, Dull
Derivative terms: Bright, Bright, Bright, Light, Luminous, Bright

Definition of Brightness

1. n. The quality or state of being bright; splendor; luster; brilliancy; clearness.

Definition of Brightness

1. Noun. the quality of being bright ¹

2. Noun. the perception elicited by the luminance of an object ¹

3. Noun. intelligence, cleverness ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brightness

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Medical Definition of Brightness

1. The brightness of an extended luminous source is termed the intensity per unit area measured in candles per cm exp2. Also, the intensity of reflection, it may be measured in lamberts, one lambert equals 1 lumen/cm exp2. (05 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brightness

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Literary usage of Brightness

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1. Outlines of Psychology by Wilhelm Max Wundt, Charles Hubbard Judd (1897)
"White and black are in this way opposite extremities of the system of sensations of pure brightness, and also of the system of color-sensations arranged ..."

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