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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brightness  \Bright"ness\,  n.  [AS.  beorhines  See  {Bright}.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  bright;  splendor;  luster; 
  brilliancy;  clearness. 
 
  A  sudden  brightness  in  his  face  appear.  --Crabbe. 
 
  2.  Acuteness  (of  the  faculties);  sharpness  9wit. 
 
  The  brightness  of  his  parts  .  .  .  distinguished  him 
  --Prior. 
 
  Syn:  Splendor;  luster;  radiance;  resplendence;  brilliancy; 
  effulgence;  glory;  clearness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brightness 
  n  1:  the  location  of  a  visual  perception  along  the  black-to-white 
  continuum  [ant:  {dullness}] 
  2:  intelligence  as  manifested  in  being  quick  and  witty  [syn:  {cleverness}, 
  {smartness}] 
  3:  the  quality  of  being  luminous;  emitting  or  reflecting  light; 
  "its  luminosity  is  measured  relative  to  that  of  our  sun" 
  [syn:  {luminosity},  {luminance},  {luminousness},  {light}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  brightness 
 
    (Or  "tone",  "luminance",  "value",  "luminosity", 
  "lightness")  The  coordinate  in  the  {HSB}  {colour  model}  that 
  determines  the  total  amount  of  light  in  the  colour.  Zero 
  brightness  is  black  and  100%  is  white,  intermediate  values  are 
  light"  or  dark"  colours. 
 
  The  other  coordinates  are  {hue}  and  {saturation}. 
 
  (1999-07-05) 
 
 




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