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[stilb] /stɪlb/
noun, Optics.
a unit of luminance, equal to one candle per square centimeter.
Origin of stilb
From the Greek word stílbē lamp Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • No longer does the file clerk have to stop and use her judgment as to where she shall file Mr. stilb's letter.

    The Knack of Managing

    Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
British Dictionary definitions for stilb


(physics) a unit of luminance equal to 1 candela per square centimetre sb
Word Origin
C20: from Greek stilbē lamp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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stilb in Science
The unit of illuminance in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to one candela per square centimeter.
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