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lam·bert

 (lăm′bərt)
n. Abbr. L
The unit of luminance in the centimeter-gram-second system, equivalent to the luminance of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter.

[After Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728-1777), German physicist and astronomer.]

lambert

(ˈlæmbət)
n
(Units) the cgs unit of illumination, equal to 1 lumen per square centimetre. Symbol: L
[named after J. H. Lambert (1728–77), German mathematician and physicist]

Lambert

(ˈlæmbət)
n
(Biography) Constant. 1905–51, English composer and conductor. His works include much ballet music and The Rio Grande (1929), a work for chorus, orchestra, and piano, using jazz idioms

lam•bert

(ˈlæm bərt)

n.
the cgs unit of luminance or brightness, equivalent to 0.32 candles per square centimeter and equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface emitting or reflecting one lumen per square centimeter. Abbr.: L
[1910–15; after Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728–77), German mathematician]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lambert - a cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeterlambert - a cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter
illumination unit - a measure of illumination
2.Lambert - English composer and conductor (1905-1951)
Translations
Lamberto
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