light-weight

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(astronomy) the magnitude that a star would have if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.62 light years) from the earth absolute magnitude
measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (as light) as it passes through a given substance; the fraction of incident radiant energy absorbed per unit mass or thickness of an absorber absorptance , absorption coefficient , coefficient of absorption
dark band in the spectrum of white light that has been transmitted through a substance that exhibits absorption at selective wavelengths absorption band
deep sea (2000 meters or more) where there is no light abyssal zone
common North American maple tree; five-lobed leaves are light green above and silvery white beneath; source of hard close-grained but brittle light-brown wood Acer saccharinum , silver maple
(physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light) adaptation
one of 7 to 12 sons of Aditi; gods of celestial light Aditya
light, as gases aeriform
light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes afternoon tea , tea , teatime
Spanish grass with light feathery panicles grown for dried bouquets Agrostis nebulosa , cloud grass
chief deity of Zoroastrianism; source of light and embodiment of good Ahura Mazda , Ormazd , Ormuzd
very light white alabaster
bishop, light blow on cheek given at confirmation service by alapa
light reflected by celestial body albedo
ratio of reflected to incident light albedo , reflective power
physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons) (1879-1955) Albert Einstein , Einstein
Old World willow with light green leaves cultivated for use in basketry almond willow , black Hollander , Salix amygdalina , Salix triandra
North American shrub with light green leaves and winged nuts Alnus crispa , Alnus veridis crispa , green alder
shrub or small tree of southeastern United States having soft light brown wood Alnus maritima , seaside alder
tall timber tree with hard heavy pinkish or light brown wood alpine ash , Eucalyptus delegatensis , mountain oak
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