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n. pl. al·be·dos
1. The fraction of incident electromagnetic radiation reflected by a surface, especially of a celestial body.
2. The spongy white tissue on the inside of the rind of citrus fruit.
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1. (General Physics) the ratio of the intensity of light reflected from an object, such as a planet, to that of the light it receives from the sun
2. (General Physics) physics the probability that a neutron passing through a surface will return through that surface
[C19: from Church Latin: whiteness, from Latin albus white]
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n., pl. -dos.
1. the ratio of the light reflected by a planet or satellite to that received by it.
2. the white inner rind of a citrus fruit.
[1855–60; < Late Latin albēdō whiteness =alb(us) white + -ēdō n. suffix; compare torpedo]
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the ratio between the light reflected from a surf ace and the total light falling upon that surf ace, as the albedo of the moon.See also: Light
the ratio between the light reflected from a surface and the total light falling upon that surface, as the albedo of the moon.See also: Astronomy
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The proportion of incoming light that is reflected by a celestial body, e.g. the Moon reflects 7% of the sunlight that it receives.
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