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radiance

Pronunciation: /ˈreɪdiəns/

Translation of radiance in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (of sun, light) resplandor (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • As the light shone, its radiance blazed from one end of the universe to the other.
    • The emphasis shifts from bright surfaces and brilliant sparkle to the soft radiance of inner light, exploring the complexities, activities and possibilities of a thousand points of light.
    • Mother-of-pearl glows and its radiance diffuses a luminous light.
    1.2 (of person, smile) lo radiante
    Example sentences
    • I fell in love with his radiance, his charm, his personality but most of all the way he was one of the only guys I had ever met who cared about others as much as he cared about himself.
    • They held so much emotion in them that Darren sometimes wanted to take a picture of his lovely friend, as if to somehow capture the radiance of her expression.
    • Even Mike's eyes were jubilant; his newfound radiance made me think of the fear that I had just previously seen in him.
    1.3 [Physics/Física] radiancia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The downward radiance measured by the infrared interferometer is a combination of thermal emission by atmospheric water vapor and by the cloud ice mass.
    • This irradiance and the radiance in the opposite direction were then inserted into equation to calculate the ideal reflectance.
    • The effect is most prominent at shallow depths, where the light field is usually asymmetric, due to highly directional and intense solar radiance.

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