- a unit of luminance, equal to one candle per square centimeter.
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
- physics a unit of luminance equal to 1 candela per square centimetreSymbol: sb
Word Origin for stilb
C20: from Greek stilbē lamp
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- The unit of illuminance in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to one candela per square centimeter.
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