Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Luster

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_7077

\lәs-tәr\ n [MF lustre, from OI lustro, fr. lustrare to brighten, fr. L. to purify ceremonially, fr. lustrum] (ca. 1522) (1) Type of surface reflectance, or gloss, where the ratio of specular reflectance to diffuse reflectance is relatively high, but not so high as that from a perfect specular reflector (mirror). (2) Another term for gloss.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA