Luxes



[luhks] /lʌks/

noun, plural luces
[loo-seez] /ˈlu siz/ (Show IPA), luxes. Optics.
1.
a unit of illumination, equivalent to 0.0929 foot-candle and equal to the illumination produced by luminous flux of one lumen falling perpendicularly on a surface one meter square. Symbol: lx.
[loo ks, luhks; French lyks] /lʊks, lʌks; French lüks/
noun
1.
luxury; elegance; sumptuousness:
accommodations providing luxe at low rates.
Compare .
adjective
2.
luxurious; deluxe:
luxe accommodations.
/lʌks/
noun (pl) lux
1.
the derived SI unit of illumination equal to a luminous flux of 1 lumen per square metre. 1 lux is equivalent to 0.0929 foot-candle lx
/lʌks/
verb
1.
(NZ, informal) to clean with a vacuum cleaner
/lʌks; lʊks; French lyks/
noun
1.
See de luxe
n.

unit of illumination, 1889, from Latin lux “light” (see light (n.)).

“luxury, elegance,” 1550s, from French luxe “luxury, sumptuousness, profusion,” from Latin luxus (see luxury).

lux (lŭks)
n. pl. lux·es or lu·ces (lōō’sēz)
Abbr. lx
The International System unit of illumination, equal to one lumen per square meter. Also called candle-meter, meter-candle.
lux
(lŭks)
Plural luxes or luces (l’sēz)
A SI derived unit of illuminance in photometry, equal to one lumen per square meter.
luxurious

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