Definition of stilb in English:

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stilb

Pronunciation: /stilb/

noun

A unit of luminance equal to one candela per square centimeter.
Example sentences
  • The names, phot and stilb were likewise coined by Blondel and are in general use on the Continent.
  • A mercury arc lamp of 200 watts having a brightness of more than 5000 stilbs was chosen in the afore-described actual embodiment because it was the only suitable commercial lamp readily available.
  • Use the following calculator to convert between stilbs and millilamberts.

Origin

1940s: from French, from Greek stilbein 'to glitter'.

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Syllabification: stilb

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