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Pronunciation:  'brItnis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the location of a visual perception along the black-to-white continuum
  2. [n]  the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
  3. [n]  intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty

BRIGHTNESS is a 10 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: brightness level, cleverness, luminance, luminosity, luminousness, smartness
 Antonyms: dullness, dulness
 See Also: blaze, brilliance, brilliancy, dazzle, effulgence, flash, glare, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, glow, illuminance, illumination, incandescence, intelligence, iridescence, light, lightness, luminescence, luster, lustre, opalescence, physical property, radiance, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, scintillation, shine, sparkle, splendor, splendour



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Computing Dictionary

(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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