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lux

[luhks] /lʌks/
noun, plural luces
[loo-seez] /ˈlu siz/ (Show IPA),
luxes. Optics.
1.
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 of lux
1885-1890
1885-90; < Latin lūx light1

luxe

[loo ks, luhks; French lyks] /lʊks, lʌks; French lüks/
noun
1.
luxury; elegance; sumptuousness:
accommodations providing luxe at low rates.
Compare deluxe.
adjective
2.
luxurious; deluxe:
luxe accommodations.
Origin
1550-60; < French < Latin luxus excess
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British Dictionary definitions for luxes

lux1

/lʌks/
noun (pl) lux
1.
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 lx
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: light

lux2

/lʌks/
verb
1.
(NZ, informal) to clean with a vacuum cleaner
Word Origin
C20: from Electrolux, a vacuum-cleaner manufacturer

luxe

/lʌks; lʊks; French lyks/
noun
1.
See de luxe
Word Origin
C16: from French from Latin luxus extravagance, luxury
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Word Origin and History for luxes

lux

n.

unit of illumination, 1889, from Latin lux "light" (see light (n.)).

luxe

"luxury, elegance," 1550s, from French luxe "luxury, sumptuousness, profusion," from Latin luxus (see luxury).

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luxes in Medicine

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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luxes in Science
lux
  (lŭks)   
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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Related Abbreviations for luxes

lux

luxurious
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