radiance

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From Latin radiare + -ance

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radiance (countable and uncountable, plural radiances)

  1. The quality of being radiant, shining, bright or splendid.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      Girt with omnipotence, with radiance crowned.
  2. (physics) The flux of radiation emitted per unit solid angle in a given direction by a unit area of a source.

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