• Albedo

    Pronunciation

    • US IPA: /ælˈbi.doʊ/
    • Hyphenation: al + be + do

    Origin

    From Latin albēdō ("whiteness").

    Full definition of albedo

    Noun

    albedo

    (plural albedos or albedoes)
    1. (physics, meteorology, astronomy) The fraction of incident light or radiation reflected by a surface or body, commonly expressed as a percentage.
    2. (biology) The whitish inner portion of the rind of citrus fruits that is a source of pectin, commonly referred to as the pith.

    Usage notes

    Albedo is to be distinguished from reflectivity, which refers to one specific wavelength (monochromatic radiation).

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