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Definition of "steradian" []

  • A unit of measure equal to the solid angle subtended at the center of a sphere by an area on the surface of the sphere that is equal to the radius squared: The total solid angle of a sphere is 4π steradians. See Table at measurement. (noun)

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Use "steradian" in a sentence
  • "(c) In photometry, the unit name steradian and the unit symbol sr are usually retained in expressions for derived units."
  • "Unit of luminous intensity candela The candela is the luminous intensity, in a given direction, of a source that emits monochromatic radiation of frequency 540 x 1012 hertz and that has a radiant intensity in that direction of 1/683 watt per steradian."
  • "There were some say that this “hole,” which is just a cold spot which has “sharp boundaries” in steradian measure from the surrounding."
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