luminosity luminosity


  • (n) the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light


  1. Zhang doesn't just act; she displays a smoldering luminosity that keeps the camera longing for her even after she has exited the scene.
  2. To the mass of untheological Christians, God has become, at best, a rather unfairly furtive presence, a lurking luminosity, a cozy thought.
  3. This will allow Kepler to spot planets by the previously invisible change in luminosity they cause as their orbit carries them around the facing side of their parent star.



  1. Writer Joyce Carol Oates, a friend of Updike's, said there was a "luminosity in John's style that was just extraordinary". "He also had a wonderful, warm, sympathetic sense of humour which people didn't always notice."
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Joyce Carol Oates Source: BBC News

  2. "While quasars are spectacular, they are not representative of typical active galactic nuclei," says Brandt. "Now, using Chandra and other X-ray observatories, we can find and study the moderate-luminosity, typical active galactic nuclei in...
    on Feb 17, 2006 By: Niel Brandt Source:

  3. Peter Guber, a film producer, told the paper: "It's like manifest destiny. At a certain point in somebody's career, Hollywood is an inevitable stop on the journey. Whatever the luminosity of these celebrities in New York or England or Paris, they...
    on Jan 12, 2007 By: Peter Guber Source: Times Online

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