[lam-bert] /ˈlæm bərt/

noun, Optics.
the centimeter-gram-second unit of luminance or brightness, equivalent to 0.32 candles per square centimeter, and equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface emitting or reflecting one lumen per square centimeter.
Abbreviation: L.
[lam-bert; for 2 also German lahm-bert] /ˈlæm bərt; for 2 also German ˈlɑm bɛrt/
[kon-stuh nt] /ˈkɒn stənt/ (Show IPA), 1905–51, English composer and conductor.
Johann Heinrich
[yoh-hahn hahyn-rikh] /ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈhaɪn rɪx/ (Show IPA), 1728–77, German scientist and mathematician.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “land” and “bright.”.
the cgs unit of illumination, equal to 1 lumen per square centimetre L
Constant. 1905–51, English composer and conductor. His works include much ballet music and The Rio Grande (1929), a work for chorus, orchestra, and piano, using jazz idioms

masc. proper name, from French, from German Lambert, from Old High German Lambreht, from lant “land” + beraht “bright.” Old English cognate was Landbeorht. The popularity of the name from 12c. is probably due to immigration from Flanders, where St. Lambert of Maestricht was highly venerated. Attested as a surname from mid-12c.
A unit of luminance in the centimeter-gram-second system, equivalent to the luminance of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter. The lambert is named after the Swiss mathematician and physicist Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728-1777).


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