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albedo

Definition:

the ratio of reflected to incident light

Class:

relation noun (relations between people, things, and ideas)

Plural:

albedos

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"ratio of light reflected from a surface", from Latin albedo, literally...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Albedo

or reflection coefficient, derived from Latin albedo "whiteness", in turn from albus "white", is the diffuse reflectivity or reflecting power of a surface. It's defined as the ratio of reflected radiation from the surface to incident radiation upon it... (39 of 3270 words, 3 images)

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Albedo (disambiguation)

may also refer to: Albedo (alchemy), a stage of alchemical progression | Albedo (Ben 10), a character in the television series Ben 10: Alien Force | Albedo (toys), a manufacturer | Albedo Anthropomorphics, a comic book anthology Albedo (role-playing ... (36 of 142 words, 9 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

albedo

the ratio of the intensity of light reflected from an object, such as a planet, to that of the light it receives from the sun | [physics] the ... (27 of 346 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/albedo

Britannica Encyclopedia:

albedo [physics]

fraction of light that is reflected by a body or surface. It's commonly used in astronomy to describe the reflective properties of planets, ... (23 of 284 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/12612​/albedo

Columbia Encyclopedia:

albedo

reflectivity of the surface of a planet, moon, asteroid, or other celestial body that does not shine by its own light. Albedo is measured as the ... (26 of 132 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0803058​.html

New World Dictionary:

albedo | albedos [plural] | albedoes [plural]

[astronomy] the reflecting power of a planet, satellite, or asteroid, ... | [physics] the degree to which a surface reflects subnuclear particles, ... (21 of 76 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/albedo

Wiktionary:

albedo | albedos [plural]

[physics, meteorology, astronomy] The fraction of incident light or radiation reflected by a surface or body, commonly expressed as percentage. | [biology] The whitish inner portion of the rind of citrus fruits that is a source of pectin, commonly ... (38 of 67 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/albedo

Oxford Dictionary:

albedo [astronomy] | albedos [plural]

the proportion of the incident light or radiation that is reflected by a surface, typically that of a planet or moon (21 of 63 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/albedo

albedo | albedos [plural]

Syllabification: (al·be·do) | [astronomy] | the proportion of the incident light or radiation that is reflected by a surface, typically that of a ... (21 of 56 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/albedo

American Heritage Dictionary:

albedo | albedos [plural]

The fraction of incident electromagnetic radiation reflected by a surface, especially of a celestial body. | The spongy white tissue on the inside of ... (23 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/albedo

Random House Dictionary:

albedo | albedos [plural]

[astronomy] the ratio of the light reflected by a planet or satellite to that received by it. | [meteorology] such a ratio for any part of the earth's ... (27 of 46 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/albedo

Merriam-Webster:

albedo | albedos [plural]

reflective power ; specifically, the fraction of incident radiation (as light) that is reflected by a surface or body (as the moon or a cloud) (25 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/albedo

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ratio [countable, math] | ratios [plural]

a relationship between the sizes of two numbers or amounts (10 of 62 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ratio

Cambridge Dictionary:

ratio | ratios [plural]

the relationship between two groups or amounts, which expresses how much bigger one is than the other (17 of 55 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/ratio

Encarta Dictionary:

albedo | albedos [plural]

the fraction of light hitting an object that is reflected by that object, especially a planet reflecting the Sun's light (20 of 44 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861584509​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

albedo

First use: 1859

Origin: "ratio of light reflected from a surface", from Latin albedo, literally "whiteness", from albus "white".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=albedo

American Heritage Dictionary:

albedo | albedos [plural]

Origin: Late Latin albēdō, whiteness, from Latin albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/albedo

Collins Dictionary:

albedo

First use: 19th century

Origin: from Church Latin: whiteness, from Latin albus white

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/albedo

New World Dictionary:

albedo | albedos [plural] | albedoes [plural]

Origin: ecclesiastical Late Latin, whiteness from Latin albus, white: see "elf"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/albedo

Oxford Dictionary:

albedo [astronomy] | albedos [plural]

Origin: mid 19th century: ecclesiastical Latin, "whiteness", from Latin albus "white"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/albedo

albedo | albedos [plural]

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: ecclesiastical Latin, "whiteness", from Latin albus "white"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/albedo

Merriam-Webster:

albedo | albedos [plural]

First use: about 1859

Origin: Late Latin, whiteness, from Latin albus

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/albedo

Wiktionary:

albedo | albedos [plural]

Origin: Latin albēdō ("whiteness").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/albedo

Encarta Dictionary:

albedo | albedos [plural]

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: ecclesiastical Latin, "whiteness" from Latin albus "white"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861584509​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

albedo

Audio: British English pronunciation of "albedo"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/albedo

the Free Dictionary:

albedo

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "albedo"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "albedo"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "albedo" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/albedo

Google Dictionary:

albedo | albedos [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "albedo"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

albedo

Audio: North American pronunciation of "albedo"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=albedo​01 word=albedo

YourDictionary Audio:

albedo

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "albedo" by speech synthesizer

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