One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A unit of luminance equal to one candela per square centimetre.
- ‘Use the following calculator to convert between stilbs and millilamberts.’
- ‘The names, phot and stilb were likewise coined by Blondel and are in general use on the Continent.’
- ‘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.’
1940s: from French, from Greek stilbein ‘to glitter’.
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