lightness


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lightness

The whiteness of a painted surface as measured by the amount of light reflected from it.
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He felt as if powers till then confined within him had been liberated, and that strange lightness did not again leave him.
Otherwise, his head was perfectly clear, and his body refreshed; he was free from the slightest headache; on the contrary, he felt a certain degree of lightness, a faculty for absorbing the pure air, and enjoying the bright sunshine more vividly than ever.
Singer-songwriters Don White and Christine Lavin are an eminently natural pairing: Both have a lightness about their music that's capable of being both funny and smart.
Despite an apparent simplicity and lightness," he adds, "they are extremely complex to produce.
the sudden agile leap of the poet-philosopher who raises himself above the weight of the world, showing that with all his gravity he has the secret of lightness.
Samsonite Group, a worldwide leader in travel solutions, has unveiled the new Litesphere range of advanced hybrid technology (AHT) luggage, which brings Samsonite's renowned suitcases to a whole new level of lightness.
The safety and effectiveness of LTAPP has not been established therefore; the purpose of this study was to determine if LTAPP along with H2O2 gel would safely and effectively accelerate the tooth whitening process, in terms of lightness and temperature.
The process of seeing an object begins when light reflected off that object hits the light-sensitive structures in the eye, and the perception of an object's lightness depends on the object's reflectance, as, objects that appear lighter reflect a larger percentage of light as compared to those that appear darker.
Calvino's concepts of lightness and weight offer a useful critical apparatus with which to approach Flann O'Brien's first novel, At Swim-Two-Birds.
4 : like air in lightness and delicacy <airy feathers>
If a high proportion of the flakes have poor orientation, the coating will look dark from all angles and both the lightness and the color will be unacceptable.
Heavy Light, for six dancers, explores metaphors of weight and lightness using Oberfelder's bold physical style honed from gymnastics, diving, and water ballet.