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glare

[gler]
(communications)
The interference that arises when an attempt is made to place a telephone call just as an incoming call is arriving; in the case of data transmission under the control of a computer, this can render the line or even the computer temporarily inoperative.
(optics)
Discomfort produced in an observer by one or more visible sources of light. Also known as discomfort glare.
Visual disability caused by visible sources or areas of luminance which are in an observer's field of view but do not assist in viewing. Also known as disability glare.
Dazzling brightness of the atmosphere, caused by excessive reflection and scattering of light by particles in the line of sight.

Glare

A state that reduces the ability to perceive the visual information needed for a particular activity. It arises when some parts of the visual field are much brighter than their surroundings.

blinding glare

So intense that for an appreciable length of time after it has been removed, no visual perception is possible.

discomfort glare

Glare that is distracting or uncomfortable, interfering with the perception of visual information required to satisfy biological needs, it does not significantly reduce the ability to see information needed for activities.

direct glare

Results from high luminances directly visible from a viewer’s position.

disability glare

Reduces the ability to perceive the visual information needed for a particular activity.

reflected glare

The reflection of incident light that partially or totally obscures the surface details by reducing the contrast on a surface.

glare

The sensation produced by brightnesses within the visual field that are sufficiently greater than the luminance to which the eyes are adapted to cause annoyance, discomfort, or loss in visual performance and visibility.
References in classic literature ?
All of a sudden the lightning let go a perfect sluice of white glare, and somebody sings out:
In another instant the tree was deserted; the figures of the five millionaires of Devil's Ford, crossing the fierce glare of the open space, with boyish alacrity, glistened in the sunlight, and then disappeared in the nearest fringe of thickets.
The waif-pole was thrust upright into the dead whale's spout-hole; and the lantern hanging from its top, cast a troubled flickering glare upon the black, glossy back, and far out upon the midnight waves, which gently chafed the whale's broad flank, like soft surf upon a beach.
And by and by out we would swing again into the glare.
Great shapes like big machines rose out of the dimness, and cast grotesque black shadows, in which dim spectral Morlocks sheltered from the glare.
From Ripley until I came through Pyrford I was in the valley of the Wey, and the red glare was hidden from me.
I gather the larkspur Over the hillside, Blown mid the chaos Of boulder and bellbine; Hating the tyrant Who made me an outcast, Who of his leisure Now spares me no moment: Drinking the mountain spring, Shading at noon-day Under the cypress My limbs from the sun glare.
My Father seduced by the false glare of Fortune and the Deluding Pomp of Title, insisted on my giving my hand to Lady Dorothea.
The warning light for Harmattan winds will be continuous vertical glare (white) on all oases of trans-Saharan N.