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as in:  measured the luminance

She was captivated by the Moon’s luminance.
  the quality of emitting or reflecting light


a measure of the brightness of a surface
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  • She was captivated by the Moon’s luminance.
  • It has a high luminance of 300 candelas per square meter.
  • But —" holding it up again to sparkle, in the diffuse luminance of the overheads—"emeralds aren’t really my stone.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Smoke curled through the luminance of the fluorescent light hanging by wires over the billiard table.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running

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  • I knew what red was, saw it in terms of dominant wavelength, luminance, purity.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
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Associated words [difficulty]:   luminance [9]
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