Definition of Radiance

1. Noun. The amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface.

Exact synonyms: Glow, Glowing
Specialized synonyms: Aureole, Corona
Generic synonyms: Light, Visible Light, Visible Radiation



2. Noun. The quality of being bright and sending out rays of light.

3. Noun. An attractive combination of good health and happiness. "The radiance of her countenance"
Generic synonyms: Felicity, Happiness, Good Health, Healthiness
Derivative terms: Radiate

Definition of Radiance

1. n. The quality of being radiant; brilliancy; effulgence; vivid brightness; as, the radiance of the sun.

Definition of Radiance

1. Noun. the quality of being radiant, shining, bright or splendid ¹

2. Noun. (physics) the flux of radiation emitted per unit solid angle in a given direction by a unit area of a source ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Radiance

1. brightness [n -S] - See also: brightness

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Literary usage of Radiance

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1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"WHY blooms the radiance of the morning sky ? Why springs the beauties of the season round! Why buds the blossom with the glossy die? ..."

2. The Seasons by James Thomson, Patrick Murdoch, John Aikin (1811)
"... and equal grace, The same, distinguished by their sex alone : Hers the mild lustre of the blooming morn, And his the radiance of the risen day. ..."

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