Definition of Albedo

1. Noun. The ratio of reflected to incident light.

Exact synonyms: Reflective Power
Generic synonyms: Ratio



Definition of Albedo

1. n. Whiteness. Specifically: (Astron.) The ratio which the light reflected from an unpolished surface bears to the total light falling upon that surface.

Definition of Albedo

1. Noun. (physics meteorology astronomy) The fraction of incident light or radiation reflected by a surface or body, commonly expressed as percentage. ¹

2. Noun. (biology) The whitish inner portion of the rind of citrus fruits that is a source of pectin, commonly referred to as the pith. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Albedo

1. the ratio of the light reflected by a planet to that received by it [n -DOS or -DOES]

Medical Definition of Albedo

1. The ratio which the light reflected from an unpolished surface bears to the total light falling upon that surface. Origin: L, fr. Albus white. (04 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Albedo

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Literary usage of Albedo

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1. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1916)
"The albedo and Atmosphere of Mars. — According to the observations of Miiller, the albedo of Mars is 0.15, which indicates probably a thin atmosphere on the ..."

2. The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition by Richard Anthony Proctor (1873)
"This is what, following Lambert, he calls the albedo, or whiteness of the moon, and he justly remarks that, considering her whole brightness, ..."

3. Mars as the Abode of Life by Percival Lowell (1908)
"albedo OF THE EARTH Now the fraction of the incident energy in the visible spectrum is that by which we see the body and is called its albedo. ..."

4. The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition by Richard Anthony Proctor, Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (1892)
"This is what, following Lambert, he calls the albedo, or whiteness of the moon, and he justly remarks that, considering her whole brightness, ..."

5. The Moon: A Full Description and Map of Its Principal Physical Features by Thomas Gwyn Elger (1895)
"... from attempting to clear up some of the doubts and difficulties which at present exist as to their actual nature. THE MOON'S albedo, SURFACE BRIGHTNESS, ..."

6. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1895)
"near conjunction in 1877, came to the conclusion that the albedo of Mars was not ... If, therefore, we suppose the albedo of Saturn to be as high as that of ..."

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