A unit of luminance, equal to 1 candela per square centimeter. Abbreviated sb.
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a unit of luminance in the centimeter-gram-second system of units. The stilb is abbreviated sb. It is equal to the luminance of a uniformly radiating flat surface of area 1 cm2 in the direction perpendicular to the surface when the luminous intensity is 1 candela (cd). The relation between the stilb and the unit of luminance in the International System of Units, the cd/m2, is 1 sb = 104 cd/m2. The stilb has practically gone out of use.
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A unit of luminance equal to 1 candela per sq cm. Abbr. sb. The use of this term is deprecated.
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stilbAbbreviated "sb," a stilb is a measurement of light equal to 10,000 nits. The term is derived from "stilbein," which means "to glitter" in Greek. See nit and candela.
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