Origin of radiance
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1. resplendence, splendor, brilliance.
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This time it was the old Buddha of the Radiance of the Light.
Suddenly its radiance turned blue, and was split into two tongues.
- the quality or state of being radiant
- a measure of the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface. It is the radiant intensity in a given direction of a small element of surface area divided by the orthogonal projection of this area onto a plane at right angles to the directionSymbol: L e
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Word Origin and History for radiance
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- The quality or state of being radiant.
- The radiant energy emitted per unit time in a specified direction by a unit area of an emitting surface.
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