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stilb

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noun Optics.
  1. a unit of luminance, equal to one candle per square centimeter.
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Origin of stilb

From the Greek word stílbē lamp
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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

stilb

noun
  1. physics a unit of luminance equal to 1 candela per square centimetreSymbol: sb
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Word Origin

C20: from Greek stilbē lamp
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stilb in Science

stilb

[stĭlb]
  1. The unit of illuminance in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to one candela per square centimeter.
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