The basic unit of luminance in the CGS system, equal to the brightness of an ideal surface that radiates or reflects light at the rate of one lumen per square centimeter (929.023 foot-candles or 10,000 lux or 1/π candela per square centimeter)
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- Leonard Constant Lambert
- Constant Lambert
A male given name; in modern use partly transferred back from the surname.
A patronymic surname.
A lunar impact crater.
Other Word Forms of Lambert
Origin of Lambert
Old High German lant (“land”) + beraht (“bright”), a saint's name (of a Bishop of Maastricht) brought to England by Normans, and partly merged with a corresponding Old English name.
After Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728–1777), German physicist and astronomer
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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