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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
References in classic literature ?
It is even possible that the Selenites have already planted the flag on one of their poles, while Franklin, Ross, Kane, Dumont, d'Urville, and Lambert have never yet been able to attain that unknown point of the terrestrial globe.
Your assistance, sire, and within a month, whether I oppose Lambert to Monk, or Monk to Lambert, I shall have reconquered my paternal inheritance, without having cost my country a guinea, or my subjects a drop of blood, for they are now all drunk with revolutions, protectorates, and republics, and ask nothing better than to fall staggering to sleep in the arms of royalty.
The old gentleman nodded; and two ragged boys who had been marshalled to the spot under the direction of the infant Lambert, forthwith commenced climbing up two of the trees.
But do you really mean to tell me, Mr Lambert, that you--'