Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6725

(1) Abbreviation for SI-permitted (but discouraged) volume unit, the Liter, redefined in 1964 to be exactly 1 dm3. (2) Symbol for length or magnetic inductance. (3) Abbreviation for  Lightness, generally used in color order systems to describe the perception of the amount of light reflected or transmitted by materials. See  Lightness and  Luminance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA