Definition of stilb in English:

stilb

noun

  • A unit of luminance equal to one candela per square centimetre.

    • ‘Use the following calculator to convert between stilbs and millilamberts.’
    • ‘A mercury arc lamp of 200 watts having a brightness of more than 5000 stilbs was chosen in the afore-described actual embodiment because it was the only suitable commercial lamp readily available.’
    • ‘The names, phot and stilb were likewise coined by Blondel and are in general use on the Continent.’

Origin

1940s: from French, from Greek stilbein to glitter.

Pronunciation:

stilb

/stɪlb/