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ra·di·ance

 (rā′dē-əns) also ra·di·an·cy (-ən-sē)
n.
1. The quality or state of being radiant.
2. Physics The radiant energy emitted per unit time in a specified direction by a unit area of an emitting surface.

radiance

(ˈreɪdɪəns) or

radiancy

n, pl -ances or -ancies
1. the quality or state of being radiant
2. (Units) a measure of the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface. It is the radiant intensity in a given direction of a small element of surface area divided by the orthogonal projection of this area onto a plane at right angles to the direction. Symbol: Le

ra•di•ance

(ˈreɪ di əns)

also ra′di•an•cy,



n.
1. radiant brightness or light.
2. warm, cheerful brightness.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radiance - the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surfaceradiance - the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
aureole, corona - the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse
light, visible light, visible radiation - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
2.radiance - the quality of being bright and sending out rays of lightradiance - the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
gleam, lambency, gleaming, glow - an appearance of reflected light
sheen, shininess, luster, lustre - the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
burnish, glossiness, polish, gloss - the property of being smooth and shiny
3.radiance - an attractive combination of good health and happiness; "the radiance of her countenance"
happiness, felicity - state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
good health, healthiness - the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease

radiance

noun
1. happiness, delight, pleasure, joy, warmth, rapture, elation, gaiety There was a new radiance about her.
2. brightness, light, shine, glow, glitter, glare, gleam, brilliance, lustre, luminosity, incandescence, resplendence, effulgence The dim bulb cast a soft radiance over his face.

radiance

noun
Exceptional brightness and clarity, as of a cut and polished stone:
Translations
بَريق، لَمَعان، إشْعاع
zářivost
udstråling
ljómi, útgeislun
neşe/mutluluk saçma

radiance

[ˈreɪdɪəns] N
1. (= glow) [of face, personality, beauty] → lo radiante
2. (liter) (= brightness) [of sun, colour, light] → resplandor m
3. (Phys) → radiancia m

radiance

[ˈreɪdiəns] n
[face, person] → éclat m
[sunset] → lumière f; [light] → éclat m

radiance

n (of sun, smile)Strahlen nt; (of colours also)Leuchten nt

radiance

[ˈreɪdɪəns] n (brilliance) → splendore m, fulgore m (fig) → radiosità

radiant

(ˈreidiənt) adjective
1. showing great joy. a radiant smile.
2. sending out rays of heat, light etc or carried, sent etc in the form of, or by means of, rays of heat, light etc.
ˈradiantly adverb
ˈradiance noun
the radiance of her smile.
References in classic literature ?
Levin looked round at her, and was struck by the joyful radiance on her face, and unconsciously her feeling infected him.
From her immortal head a radiance is shown from heaven and embraces earth; and great is the beauty that ariseth from her shining light.
She and her husband fell asleep with hands tenderly clasped, and awoke from visions of unearthly radiance to meet the more blessed light of one another's eyes.
After many years, on looking back from the middle turn of life's way at the events of the past, which, like a friendly crowd, seem to gaze sadly after us hastening towards the Cimmerian shore, we may see here and there, in the gray throng, some figure glowing with a faint radiance, as though it had caught all the light of our already crepuscular sky.
Fine weather is due to the sun, but Margaret could think of no central radiance here.
Beyond, the harvest hills were basking in an amber sunset radiance, under a pale, aerial sky of rose and blue.
When the sun began to hang low, sending great fan-like streamers of radiance up to the zenith, we foregathered in a tiny, sequestered valley, full of young green fern, lying in the shadow of a wooded hill.
But high above the flying scud and dark-rolling clouds, there floated a little isle of sunlight, from which beamed forth an angel's face; and this bright face shed a distinct spot of radiance upon the ship's tossed deck, something like that silver plate now inserted into the Victory's plank where Nelson fell.
The sky looks lacquered; clouds there are none; the horizon floats; and this nakedness of unrelieved radiance is as the insufferable splendors of God's throne.
There were clumps of thorn trees here and there, gorgeous in their spring radiance.
The shimmer of pearl belongs of right to her whose soul reflects the colour and quiet radiance of a thousand dreams.
Now we see the glad face and glowing form of Joy, sitting merrily in the old chair, and throwing a warm firelight radiance over all the household.