meaning of albedo

albedo meaning in General Dictionary

Whiteness

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  • the ratio of reflected to incident light
  • Whiteness. Specifically: (Astron.) The ratio that your light reflected from an unpolished surface bears on complete light falling upon that area.

albedo meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"ratio of light shown from a surface," 1859, from Latin albedo, virtually "whiteness," from albus "white" (see alb).


albedo - German to English

albedo

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albedo meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Whiteness. Especially: (Astron.) The ratio which the light reflected from an unpolished surface holds to the complete light dropping upon that area.