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"lumen" in British English

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lumennoun [ C ]

uk /ˈluː.mən/ us /ˈluː.mən/ specialized

lumen noun [ C ] (UNIT OF LIGHT)

abbreviation lm physics a unit for measuring the amount of light something produces:

a light bulb rated at 750 lumens

lumen noun [ C ] (IN BODY)

plural lumina lumens medical the inside space of a tube-shaped organ in the body, for example a blood vessel or intestine:

(Definition of “lumen” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lumennoun [ C ]


physics, earth science the standard unit for measuring the brightness of a light, equal to the amount of light hitting one square foot of surface one foot away from the light

(Definition of “lumen” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)