Nonluminous



[loo-muh-nuh s] /ˈlu mə nəs/

adjective
1.
radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright.
2.
lighted up or illuminated; well-lighted:
the luminous ballroom.
3.
brilliant intellectually; enlightened or enlightening, as a writer or a writer’s works:
a luminous concept; luminous prose.
4.
clear; readily intelligible:
a concise, luminous report.
/ˈluːmɪnəs/
adjective
1.
radiating or reflecting light; shining; glowing: luminous colours
2.
(not in technical use) exhibiting luminescence: luminous paint
3.
full of light; well-lit
4.
(of a physical quantity in photometry) evaluated according to the visual sensation produced in an observer rather than by absolute energy measurements: luminous flux, luminous intensity Compare radiant
5.
easily understood; lucid; clear
6.
enlightening or wise
adj.

early 15c., “full of light,” from Latin luminosus “shining, full of light,” from lumen (genitive luminis) “light,” related to lucere “to shine” (see light (n.)). Related: Luminously.

luminous lu·mi·nous (lōō’mə-nəs)
adj.
Emitting light, especially emitting self-generated light.

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