albedo

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See also: Albedo and albédo

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin albēdō (whiteness).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

albedo (countable and uncountable, plural albedos or albedoes)

  1. (physics, meteorology, astronomy, optics) The fraction of incident light or radiation reflected by a surface or body, commonly expressed as a percentage.
    • 2022 August 10, Gareth Dennis, “How can we run trains when the heat is on?”, in RAIL, number 963, page 45:
      For track, painting rails white at weak points that are more prone to buckling (where the 'critical rail temperature' is close to the 'stress free temperature' [...]) increases their albedo and can help slow how quickly they heat up, reducing their temperature by perhaps five degrees or so.
  2. (botany) The whitish inner portion of the rind of citrus fruits that is a source of pectin, commonly referred to as the pith.
  3. (alchemy) One of the four major stages of the magnum opus, involving purification of the prima materia.
    Coordinate terms: nigredo, citrinitas, rubedo

Usage notes[edit]

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

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Esperanto[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Derived from Latin albēdō (whiteness).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [alˈbedo]
  • Rhymes: -edo
  • Hyphenation: al‧be‧do

Noun[edit]

albedo (accusative singular albedon, plural albedoj, accusative plural albedojn)

  1. (physics) albedo

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin albēdō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑlbedo/, [ˈɑlbe̞do̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑlbedo
  • Syllabification(key): al‧be‧do

Noun[edit]

albedo

  1. albedo

Declension[edit]

Inflection of albedo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative albedo albedot
genitive albedon albedojen
partitive albedoa albedoja
illative albedoon albedoihin
singular plural
nominative albedo albedot
accusative nom. albedo albedot
gen. albedon
genitive albedon albedojen
partitive albedoa albedoja
inessive albedossa albedoissa
elative albedosta albedoista
illative albedoon albedoihin
adessive albedolla albedoilla
ablative albedolta albedoilta
allative albedolle albedoille
essive albedona albedoina
translative albedoksi albedoiksi
instructive albedoin
abessive albedotta albedoitta
comitative albedoineen
Possessive forms of albedo (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person albedoni albedomme
2nd person albedosi albedonne
3rd person albedonsa

Italian[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin albēdō.

Noun[edit]

albedo f (invariable)

  1. albedo (all senses)

Further reading[edit]

  • albedo in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alb(us) (white) +‎ -ēdō (abstract noun suffix).

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Noun[edit]

albēdō f (genitive albēdinis); third declension

  1. (Late Latin) white (color)
  2. (Late Latin) whiteness
    Synonyms: albitūdō, albor, album

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative albēdō albēdinēs
Genitive albēdinis albēdinum
Dative albēdinī albēdinibus
Accusative albēdinem albēdinēs
Ablative albēdine albēdinibus
Vocative albēdō albēdinēs

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References[edit]

  • albedo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • albedo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Polish[edit]

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Śnieg ma wysokie albedo.
Syrtis Major Planum jest cechą albedo na powierzchni Marsa.
Albedo skórki owocu.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin albēdō.[1][2] [First attested in 1908.][3][4]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alˈbɛ.dɔ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛdɔ
  • Syllabification: al‧be‧do

Noun[edit]

albedo n (indeclinable)

  1. (physics, meteorology, astronomy, optics) albedo (fraction of incident light or radiation reflected by a surface or body)
    niskie/małe albedoa low albedo
    wysokie albedoa high albedo
    ziemskie albedo/albedo Ziemithe albedo of the Earth
    albedo wynosi ileśan albedo reaches/is/amounts
    albedo neutronówthe albedo of neutrons
    albedo powierzchnithe albedo of a surface
    albedo planetythe albedo of a planet
    albedo śnieguthe albedo of a snow
    wartość albedothe value of an albedo
    wielkości albedothe magnitude of an albedo
  2. (botany) albedo (part of citrus fruit rind)

Derived terms[edit]

noun

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mirosław Bańko; Lidia Wiśniakowska (2021) Wielki słownik wyrazów obcych, →ISBN
  2. ^ Witold Doroszewski, editor (1958–1969), “albedo”, in Słownik języka polskiego (in Polish), Warszawa: PWN
  3. ^ Zasady fizyki: Fizyka ogólna, dynamiczne własności materyi, akustyka[1], volume 1, 1908, page x
  4. ^ albedo in Narodowy Fotokorpus Języka Polskiego
  • Pęzik, Piotr; Przepiórkowski, A.; Bańko, M.; Górski, R.; Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, B (2012) Wyszukiwarka PELCRA dla danych NKJP. Narodowy Korpus Języka Polskiego [National Polish Language Corpus, PELCRA search engine]‎[2], Wydawnictwo PWN

Further reading[edit]

  • albedo in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • albedo in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[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)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French albédo.

Noun[edit]

albedo n (uncountable)

  1. albedo

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin albēdō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alˈbedo/, [alˈβ̞e.ð̞o]

Noun[edit]

albedo m (plural albedos)

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

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