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Lumen   /lˈumən/   Listen

(pl. L. lumina, E. lumens)
A unit of luminous flux equal to the amount of light given out through a solid angle of 1 steradian by a point source of 1 candela intensity radiating uniformly in all directions.  Synonym: lm.
A cavity or passage in a tubular organ.

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"Lumen" Quotes from Famous Books

... middle ear and the outside, except by the Eustachian tube. Thus a throat cold, with redness and swelling of the mucous membrane, is usually accompanied with some degree of deafness, because the swelling may block the lumen of the tube, and thus prevent the free passage of air ...
— A Practical Physiology • Albert F. Blaisdell

... explained the sense of these emblems to the novice, then taking the lighted taper from the candlestick before her, he gave it to her, declaring in one phrase the meaning of his action: "Accipe, charissima soror, lumen Christi." ...
— En Route • J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans

... Berti, De Theol. Disciplinis, XIV, 8, n. 18: "Quamvis sit haec efficax gratia antecedens et Deus sine nobis faciat ut velimus, nihilo tamen minus per illam non proponitur nobis bonum sub ratione omnis boni, quemadmodum proponitur beatis per lumen gloriae, ideoque remanet indifferentia iudicii et ...
— Grace, Actual and Habitual • Joseph Pohle

... popular name, Candlemas, is the blessing of candles in church and the procession of the faithful, carrying them lighted in their hands. During the blessing the "Nunc dimittis" is chanted, |353| with the antiphon "Lumen ad revelationem gentium et gloriam plebis tuae Israel," the ceremony being thus brought into connection with the "light to lighten the Gentiles" hymned by Symeon. Usener has however shown reason for thinking that the Candlemas procession was not ...
— Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan • Clement A. Miles

Words linked to "Lumen" :   cavum, bodily cavity, cavity, luminous flux unit, lm

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