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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lightness  \Light"ness\,  n.  [From  {Light}  not  heavy.] 
  The  state,  condition,  or  quality,  of  being  light  or  not 
  heavy;  buoyancy;  levity;  fickleness;  nimbleness;  delicacy; 
  grace. 
 
  Syn:  Levity;  volatility;  instability;  inconstancy; 
  unsteadiness;  giddiness;  flightiness;  airiness;  gayety; 
  liveliness;  agility;  nimbleness;  sprightliness; 
  briskness;  swiftness;  ease;  facility. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lightness  \Light"ness\,  n.  [From  {Light}  bright.] 
  1.  Illumination,  or  degree  of  illumination;  as  the  lightness 
  of  a  room  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Absence  of  depth  or  of  duskiness  in  color;  as  the 
  lightness  of  a  tint;  lightness  of  complexion. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lightness 
  n  1:  the  property  of  being  comparatively  small  in  weight;  "the 
  lightness  of  balsa  wood"  [syn:  {weightlessness}]  [ant:  {heaviness}] 
  2:  having  a  light  color  [ant:  {darkness}] 
  3:  the  visual  effect  of  illumination  on  objects  or  scenes  as 
  created  in  pictures;  "he  could  paint  the  lightest  light 
  and  the  darkest  dark"  [syn:  {light}] 




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