brightness

Primary Meanings of brightness

1.
n
the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
2.
n
the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
3.
n
intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
Full Definitions of brightness
1

n the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light

Synonyms:
brightness level, light, luminance, luminosity, luminousness
Types:
illuminance, illumination
the luminous flux incident on a unit area
incandescence
light from heat
glow, luminescence
light from nonthermal sources
Type of:
physical property
any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
2

n the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white

Antonyms:
dullness
a lack of visual brightness
Types:
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blaze, brilliance, glare
a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
dazzle
brightness enough to blind partially and temporarily
glisten, glister, glitter, scintillation, sparkle
the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
flash
a momentary brightness
glint
a spatially localized brightness
iridescence, opalescence
the visual property of something having a milky brightness and a play of colors from the surface
effulgence, radiance, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine
the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
brilliancy, luster, lustre, splendor, splendour
a quality that outshines the usual
gleam, gleaming, glow, lambency
an appearance of reflected light
luster, lustre, sheen, shininess
the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
burnish, gloss, glossiness, polish
the property of being smooth and shiny
Type of:
light, lightness
the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
3

n intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty

Synonyms:
cleverness, smartness
Type of:
intelligence
the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

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