nounpl. -·dos or -·does
- Astron. the reflecting power of a planet, satellite, or asteroid, expressed as a ratio of reflected light to the total amount falling on the surface
- Physics the degree to which a surface reflects subnuclear particles, esp. neutrons, that strike it: expressed as the ratio of the number of particles that leave the surface in any direction to the number that strike it
Origin of albedoLL(Ec), whiteness from Classical Latin albus, white: see elf
- The fraction of incident electromagnetic radiation reflected by a surface, especially of a celestial body.
- The spongy white tissue on the inside of the rind of citrus fruit.
Origin of albedoLate Latin albēdō whiteness from Latin albus white ; see albho- in Indo-European roots.
of a pomelo
(plural albedos or albedoes)
From Latin albēdō (“whiteness”).