albedo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin albēdō (whiteness).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ælˈbi.doʊ/
  • Hyphenation: al‧be‧do

Noun[edit]

albedo (plural albedos or albedoes)

  1. (physics, meteorology, astronomy) The fraction of incident light or radiation reflected by a surface or body, commonly expressed as a percentage.
  2. (biology) The whitish inner portion of the rind of citrus fruits that is a source of pectin, commonly referred to as the pith.

Usage notes[edit]

Albedo is to be distinguished from reflectivity, which refers to one specific wavelength (monochromatic radiation).

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

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albedo f (invariable)

  1. albedo (all senses)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From albus (white).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

albēdō f (genitive albēdinis); third declension

  1. white color, whiteness

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Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative albēdō albēdinēs
genitive albēdinis albēdinum
dative albēdinī albēdinibus
accusative albēdinem albēdinēs
ablative albēdine albēdinibus
vocative albēdō albēdinēs

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Noun[edit]

albedo m (plural albedos)

  1. (physics, meteorology, astronomy) albedo (the fraction of incident light or radiation reflected by a surface or body)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

albedo m (plural albedos)

  1. (physics, meteorology, astronomy) albedo (the fraction of incident light or radiation reflected by a surface or body)