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lambert

Pronunciation: lam'bert

Definition: A unit of brightness; the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface emitting or reflecting a total luminous flux of 1 lumen/sq cm of surface.

[J.H. Lambert, German physicist and mathematician, 1728–1777]

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