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lam•bert



Pronunciation: (lam'burt), [key]
n. Optics.
the centimeter-gram-second 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

Lam•bert



Pronunciation: (lam'burt; for 2 also Ger. läm'bert), [key]
n.
1. Con•stant Pronunciation: (kon'stunt), [key] 1905–51, English composer and conductor.
2. Jo•hann Hein•rich Pronunciation: (yō'hän hīn'rikh), [key] 1728–77, German scientist and mathematician.
3. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “land” and “bright.”

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