Definition: shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
Definition: shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
Sentences Containing 'luminous'
Presently, the chateau began to make itself strangely visible by some light of its own, as though it were growing luminous.
After some cogitation, accompanied with an intent look at his patron, Mr. Cruncher conceived the luminous idea of replying,``Agicultooral character.''
Hot coals, red hot stoves, gas flames, and candles shine by their own light, and are self luminous.
Objects like chairs, tables, carpets, have no light within themselves and are visible only when they receive light from a luminous source and reflect that light.
We know that these objects are not self luminous, because they are not visible at night unless a lamp or gas is burning.
When light from any luminous object falls upon books, desks, or dishes, it meets rough surfaces, and hence undergoes diffuse reflection, and is scattered irregularly in all directions.
Learned men tell us that all hot bodies and all luminous bodies are composed of tiny particles, called molecules, which move unceasingly back and forth with great speed.
As the particles of the hot and luminous bodies vibrate with great speed and force they violently disturb the medium around them, and produce a series of waves similar to those produced in the water by the pebble.
Note the luminous quality the observation of this principle gives the shadow on the body of our demonstration drawing.
The most trivial details remained as distinct and luminous in his head, after they had lain there for years, as the most memorable events.
Every one on board remained motionless for half an hour, when the same luminous track was again observed, and the swimmer was soon on board.
He was, therefore, about to return to the Palazzo Bracciano without loss of time, when suddenly a luminous idea crossed his mind.
But through the door she fancied she saw the luminous eye of the count that eye which lived in her memory, and the recollection overwhelmed her with so much shame that she asked herself whether any amount of gratitude could ever repay his adventurous and devoted friendship.
He suggests that this serves not to form an image, but only to concentrate the luminous rays and render their perception more easy.
Presently, as I went on, still gaining velocity, the palpitation of night and day merged into one continuous greyness; the sky took on a wonderful deepness of blue, a splendid luminous color like that of early twilight; the jerking sun became a streak of fire, a brilliant arch, in space; the moon a fainter fluctuating band; and I could see nothing of the stars, save now and then a brighter circle flickering in the blue.
A pair of eyes, luminous by reflection against the daylight without, was watching me out of the darkness.
His luminous scenes were greatly admired by those who knew them.
On the other hand, another advantage of luminous and juice marked-card technology is that they can be read close-up or from across a table.
The riffle test is less effective for detecting cards marked with luminous and juice methods.
To which supreme command and to what sort of ineffable order would his elimination from this luminous world have been an answer?
"“These nomads chart their course by strange stars, which might be luminous clusters of data in cyberspace, or perhaps hallucinations.
The newly built Qilaibi Lighthouse used a 4th class white light electric lamp, the light flashing 3 seconds and dimming 3 seconds at a regular 6 second intervals, and the luminous intensity is 28,000 cd.
In Venice, Titian was the master of fine reds, particularly vermilion; he used many layers of pigment mixed with a semi-transparent glaze, which let the light pass through, to create a more luminous color.
The radius of the star is 36% greater than that of the Sun and it is 90% more luminous.
Considering its distance of about 49 kpc (160,000 light years), this is an extremely luminous non-stellar object. Its luminosity is so great that if it were as close to Earth as the Orion Nebula, the Tarantula Nebula would cast shadows.
The Neons Parallax envisages the achievement of seven luminous installations, each one conceived by a different artist on the roofs of the buildings located at the edge of the Plaine de Plainpalais . The works will be built at the rate of two original creations per year (2007, 2008, 2009 and three for 2012).
Alternatively, as lenticular galaxies are likely to be more luminous than spiral galaxies, which suggests that they are not merely the faded remnants of spiral galaxies.
The flame front in the reaction is a zone of very hot, luminous gas, produced by the reactants decomposing.
Her portrayal in the film was highly regarded by movie buffs, describing her "perfect" and "luminous".
When a high electrical potential of several thousand volts is applied between the cathode and anode, faint luminous "rays" are seen extending from the holes in the back of the cathode.
A luminous ball, brilliantly lit and brighter than the moon, emerged from behind hills to the northwest and traveled first to the south, then to the west, over a 20 minute period.
"Laurin" was shown at numerous international festivals, including Moscow and Malaga, and was released in Great Britain by the U.K. video label “Eureka Entertainment” and in Spain by “Filmax.” It is currently airing on Canada’s Scream TV and is available in the U.S. on an import DVD from “Luminous Film and Video.” In the ensuing years Sigl worked on several projects and screenplays before moving on to shoot the acclaimed and sophisticated miniseries "Stella Stellaris" in Poland, a fairy-tale-like fantasy/comedy/adventure.
The intentional ambiguity of the avatar is meant to symbolically reflect an important question: Is the future of humankind becoming luminous or more dim?
Among his many books are "Breath's Burials" (poetry, New Directions, 1995), "Luminous Debris" (1999) and "Ladder of Shadows" (2008) (essays, University of California Press), and "Collected Poetry" (2010).
It may, in certain cases cause luminous objects appear like cylindrical pipes with the same luminous intensity at all points.
In addition, the School Library Journal praised the "luminous scenes and soulful relationship between Rink and Angelina".
This event may be an outbursting Luminous blue variable (LBV) star.
The name Dinant comes from the Celtic "Divo-Nanto" meaning "Sacred Valley" or "Divine Valley" and can also be translated as "Celestial Gorge" or "Luminous Gorge".
Without a luminous esca to attract prey or large teeth to secure it, "Rhynchactis" seems to have evolved a completely novel, and as yet unknown, mode of feeding.
The manuscript is described as containing: "...a heavily ornamental spirit, a strong tendency to the two-dimensional, a stylized approach to concrete reality which had an almost surreal air, and an unbroken luminous quality to the paint, all of them qualities we can find in a similar fashion in numerous other Mozarabic Beatus manuscripts too...certain details, such as the robes worn by a horseman or the bridle of a horse, still betray Islamic features."
His distinctive form of representation uses broad outlines and contrasting interior colors to create luminous light and atmosphere.
Padukone, he observes, "looks absolutely luminous but can’t quite handle the sheer, relentless raunch the part demands", while, "Performers like Supriya Pathak and Gulshan Devaiah are reduced to cardboard caricatures and hamming, and the ever-effective Richa Chaddha isn’t given elbow room."
This theory was not accepted at the time as it depended on the idea that stars were mostly hydrogen. Atkinson wrote about this theory again in the 1930s, predicting that the most luminous stars should have a short lifetime.
Jefferson wrote that Lewis had a "luminous and discriminating intellect." William Clark's first son Meriwether Lewis Clark was named after Lewis; the senior Meriwether Clark passed the name on to his son, Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. The alpine plant "Lewisia" (family Portulacaceae), popular in rock gardens, is named after Lewis, as is Lewis' Woodpecker.
In addition, these stars are much more luminous and transiting planets block much smaller percentage of light coming from these stars.
When planet has a high albedo and is situated around relatively luminous star, its light variations are easier to detect in visible light while darker planets or planets around low-temperature stars are more easily detectable with infrared light with this method.
His reputation as a Judge of outstanding ability, legal acumen and scholarship stands high and the pages of the law reports enshrine his luminous expositions on many an intricate point of law.
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excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
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misdemeanor - minor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing
soothsayer - one who foretells the future
courier - messenger
preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
premonition - forewarning; presentiment; foreboding
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.