emittance

[ih-mit-ns]

noun Optics.

the total flux emitted per unit area.

Nearby words

  1. emission nebula,
  2. emission spectrum,
  3. emissive,
  4. emissivity,
  5. emit,
  6. emitter,
  7. emlyn,
  8. emma,
  9. emmanuel,
  10. emmarble


Origin of emittance

First recorded in 1935–40; emit + -ance

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