1. albedo

noun. the ratio of reflected to incident light.


  • ratio


  • albedo (Latin)
  • albus (Latin)

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Sentences with albedo

1. Adjective
The albedo scale theoretically varies from 0 percent, which means no light is reflected from the planet, to 100 percent, when the planet's surface reflects all light that falls on it.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The side of the rind on the inside of the fruit is white and is called the pericarp or albedo.