luminous

(redirected from luminousness)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

lu·mi·nous

(lū'mi-nŭs),
Emitting light, with or without accompanying heat.
[L. lumen, light]

lu·mi·nous

(lū'mi-nŭs)
Emitting light, with or without accompanying heat.
[L. lumen, light]

luminous

Emitting or reflecting light.

luminous

1. Emitting or reflecting light. 2. Having the capacity of stimulating the photoreceptors.
References in periodicals archive ?
explores the meaning and implications of the three principal criteria that James invokes in validating the reality of unseen religious world: immediate luminousness, philosophical reasonableness, and moral helpfulness.
For an instant he had the illusion of watching himself springing, reflected somehow by the faint light from the river, that luminousness which water gives back to the dark, in the air above Boyd Ballenbaugh's head.
The Company has adopted a series of production and quality control tests to measure the results of the trial production stage, including pH scale, specific gravity, DE scale, temperature and luminousness.