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lightness

Attribute of visual sensation in accordance with which a body seems to transmit or reflect diffusely a greater or smaller fraction of the incident light. This attribute is the psychosensorial correlate, or nearly so, of the photometric quantity luminance (CIE). See luminance.
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The lightness of this pretend SUV translates into a car that feels livelier than you might expect from its unspectacular power output.
From meetings to workouts, from mornings to evenings, from weekdays to weekends, Montblanc Sartorial Jet is designed to accompany the urban warriors every step of the way with unparalleled lightness, simple elegance and essential functionality.
By improving lightness especially, after applied histogram equalization (HE), and to keep lightness information.
I'd like to begin with a short poem by Adelia Prado (translated by Ellen Dore Watson in The Alphabet in the Park), because it offers an image that will be useful to keep in mind as we explore the idea of lightness: TWO WAYS From inside geometry Cod looks at me and I am terrified.
The CIE-[a.sup.*][b.sup.*] gamut is a cross-section of 3D gamut along the constant lightness plane, and its boundary is the 3D gamut's outer intersection line with the same lightness.
L'autrice muove dal presupposto che l'attrazione per la categoria della leggerezza e riscontrabile gia nel Calvino degli anni '50 e, sulla base di cio, procede a distinguere, nell'opera calviniana, due tipologie differenti ma, nello stesso tempo, afferenti l'una all'altra, denominandole "ascending lightness" e "Lucretian lightness." Nel delineate Ia genealogia della prima, Modena giunge a rintracciarne l'origine nel bisogno di contrastare la pesantezza magmatica del mondo che, dal punto di vista etico e immaginativo, e la pesantezza del reale cui occorre opporre la leggerezza del possibile.
Developed, not only to push the boundaries of lightness but to also challenge gravity, the Litesphere collection complements the hectic and highly-demanding lifestyle of the business globetrotter in style.
The hypotheses were the following: HO1: There is no difference in the lightness of teeth exposed to LTAPP plus 36% H2O2 gel compared to those with 36% H2O2 gel alone.
If the visual system relied only on ratios to determine surface lightness, then the ratio of checkerboard intensities the participants reported should have had the same ratio as that of the black and white samples on the reflectance scale, about 100-to-1.
This essay examines how structural lightness is created in At Swim-Two-Birds through the subtraction of weight from its characters and narrative structure.
Chosen paintings have very different visual characteristics; their dominant colors, lightness range and saturation of used paints were different.
The objectives of the current investigation were to determine whether the timing (early, late, or continuous) of high kiln temperatures affected the formation of kiln brown stain in ponderosa pine shop lumber and the grade, value, and color and lightness changes in that lumber.