[ 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stilb

  • 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

/ (stɪlb) /


physics a unit of luminance equal to 1 candela per square centimetreSymbol: sb

Word Origin for stilb

C20: from Greek stilbē lamp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Science 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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