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Luminous Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    luminous adj : softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights"; "glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent moon"; "a sky luminous with stars" [syn: aglow(p), glowing, lambent, lucent]
Luminous Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Luminous \Lu"mi*nous\, a. [L. luminosus, fr. lumen light: cf. F. lumineux. See Luminary, Illuminate.]
  1. Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright; as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color. Fire burneth wood, making it . . . luminous. --Bacon. The mountains lift . . . their lofty and luminous heads. --Longfellow.
  2. Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made the room luminous. Up the staircase moved a luminous space in the darkness. --Longfellow.
  3. Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a luminous mind. `` Luminous eloquence.'' --Macaulay. `` A luminous statement.'' --Brougham. Luminous paint, a paint made up with some phosphorescent substance, as sulphide of calcium, which after exposure to a strong light is luminous in the dark for a time. Syn: Lucid; clear; shining; perspicuous. -- Lu"mi*nous*ly, adv. -- Lu"mi*nous*ness, n.
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  • Luminous: Luminous may refer to: luminosity , a scientific term referring to different things depending on the field in which it is used ...
  • Luminous intensity: In photometry , luminous intensity is a measure of the wavelength -weighted power emitted by a light source in a particular direction per ...
  • Luminous paint: Luminous paint or luminescent paint is paint that exhibits luminescence . In other words, it gives off visible light through ...
  • Luminous mind: Luminous mind (also, "brightly shining mind," "brightly shining citta") (Pali , pabhassara citta) is a term attributed to the Buddha in the ...
  • Luminous (story collection): Luminous is a collection of short science fiction stories by Greg Egan . Luminous contains the following short stories. Chaff - An agent is ...
  • Luminous (Cesium 137 album): Luminous is the sixth release from American Futurepop band Cesium_137 . Luminous was the band's first EP after a three year hiatus. ...

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