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English Dictionary: brightness by the DICT Development Group
3 results for brightness
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
    Antonym(s): dullness
  2. intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    Synonym(s): brightness, cleverness, smartness
  3. the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
    Synonym(s): luminosity, brightness, brightness level, luminance, luminousness, light
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Brightness \Bright"ness\, n. [AS. beorhines. See {Bright}.]
      1. The quality or state of being bright; splendor; luster;
            brilliancy; clearness.
                     A sudden brightness in his face appear. --Crabbe.
      2. Acuteness (of the faculties); sharpness 9wit.
                     The brightness of his parts . . . distinguished him.
      Syn: Splendor; luster; radiance; resplendence; brilliancy;
               effulgence; glory; clearness.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      (Or "tone", "luminance", "value", "luminosity",
      "lightness") The coordinate in the {HSB} {colour model} that
      determines the total amount of light in the colour.   Zero
      brightness is black and 100% is white, intermediate values are
      "light" or "dark" colours.
      The other coordinates are {hue} and {saturation}.
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