Associations to the word «Radiance»

Wiktionary

RADIANCE, noun. The quality of being radiant, shining, bright or splendid
RADIANCE, noun. (physics) the flux of radiation emitted per unit solid angle in a given direction by a unit area of a source

Dictionary definition

RADIANCE, noun. The amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface.
RADIANCE, noun. The quality of being bright and sending out rays of light.
RADIANCE, noun. An attractive combination of good health and happiness; "the radiance of her countenance".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.