luces

luces

[loo-seez]
noun
plural of lux.
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luce

[loos]
noun
a pike, especially when fully grown.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French lus pike < Late Latin lūcius

lux

[luhks]
noun, plural luces [loo-seez] . Optics.
a unit of illumination, equivalent to 0.0929 foot-candle and equal to the illumination produced by luminous flux of one lumen falling perpendicularly on a surface one meter square. Symbol: lx
Also called meter-candle.


Origin:
1885–90; < Latin lūx light1

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luce (luːs)
 
n
another name for pike
 
[C14: from Old French lus, from Late Latin lūcius pike]

lux1 (lʌks)
 
n , pl lux
lx the derived SI unit of illumination equal to a luminous flux of 1 lumen per square metre. 1 lux is equivalent to 0.0929 foot-candle
 
[C19: from Latin: light]

lux2 (lʌks)
 
vb
informal (NZ) to clean with a vacuum cleaner
 
[C20: from Electrolux, a vacuum-cleaner manufacturer]

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lux
unit of illumination, 1889, from L. lux "light."
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lux (lŭks)
n. pl. lux·es or lu·ces (lōō'sēz)
Abbr. lx
The International System unit of illumination, equal to one lumen per square meter. Also called candle-meter, meter-candle.

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lux   (lŭks)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural luxes or luces (l'sēz)
A SI derived unit of illuminance in photometry, equal to one lumen per square meter.
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lux
luxurious
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