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English noun: radiance

1. radiance (phenomenon) the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface


Synonymsglow, glowing


Broader (hypernym)light, visible light, visible radiation


Narrower (hyponym)aureole, corona

2. radiance (attribute) the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light


Synonymseffulgence, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine


Broader (hypernym)brightness


Narrower (hyponym)burnish, gleam, gleaming, gloss, glossiness, glow, lambency, luster, lustre, polish, sheen, shininess

3. radiance (state) an attractive combination of good health and happiness


SamplesThe radiance of her countenance.


Broader (hypernym)felicity, good health, happiness, healthiness









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