Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Lightness

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6898

n (before 12c) (1) Achromatic dimension necessary to describe the three-dimensionality of color, the others being hue and saturation. Sometimes the lightness dimension is called “brightness.” In the Munsell Color Order System, the lightness dimension is called “value.” (2) Perception by which white objects are distinguished from gray and light objects from dark ones.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA