Definition of Light minute

1. Noun. The distance light travels in a vacuum in one minute; approximately 18 million kilometers.

Generic synonyms: Astronomy Unit
Group relationships: Light Year, Light-year



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Literary usage of Light minute

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Physical Geography by Mary Somerville, Henry Walter Bates (1870)
"Light; minute- cess of the ultimate particles of matter; their densities and forms; their action on light ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1887)
"In some specimens large numbers of crystals are found, and are readily distinguished by the aid of polarized light. Minute though they are, they are very ..."

3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"In the production of the light, minute portions of the lime become volatilized by the intense heal. The cylinder of lime must, therefore, be kept slowly ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1877)
"... many of the rods of the retina contain, at their ends which are turned towards the light, minute drops of colored oil; in some red, in others yellow; ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller, Charles Edward Groves, Herbert McLeod (1878)
"... if, before it is quite dry, it be placed in the field of the microscope, and examined by means of polarized light, minute crystals of the sodic ..."

6. Outlines of General Chemistry by Wilhelm Ostwald (1890)
"By the action of light minute traces of silver have been formed, and each silver particle acts as a centre of attraction for the silver of the solution, ..."

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