[ stilb ]
/ stɪlb /
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a unit of luminance, equal to one candle per square centimeter.
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Origin of stilb
From the Greek word stílbē lamp
Words nearby stilb
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British Dictionary definitions for stilb
/ (stɪlb) /
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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Scientific definitions for stilb
[ stĭlb ]
The unit of illuminance in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to one candela per square centimeter.
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