the quality of being bright.
Optics. the luminance of a body, apart from its hue or saturation, that an observer uses to determine the comparative luminance of another body. Pure white has the maximum brightness, and pure black the minimum brightness.
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the condition of being bright
(physics) a former name for luminosity (sense 4)
(psychol) the experienced intensity of light
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radiating or reflecting light; luminous; shining: The bright coins shone in the gloom. filled with light: The room was bright with sunshine. vivid or brilliant: a bright red dress; bright passages of prose. quick-witted or intelligent: They gave promotions to bright employees. clever or witty, as a remark: Bright comments enlivened the conversation. animated; lively; […]
a disease characterized by albuminuria and heightened blood pressure. noun chronic inflammation of the kidneys; chronic nephritis