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1. albedo, reflective power

the ratio of reflected to incident light

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the ratio of the intensity of light reflected from an object, such as a planet, to that of the light it receives from the sun
2. physics
the probability that a neutron passing through a surface will return through that surface

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nounWord forms: plural alˈbedos or alˈbedoes
1.  Astronomy
the reflecting power of a planet, satellite, or asteroid, expressed as a ratio of reflected light to the total amount falling on the surface
2.  Physics
the degree to which a surface reflects subnuclear particles, esp. neutrons, that strike it: expressed as the ratio of the number of particles that leave the surface in any direction to the number that strike it

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n. pl. al·be·dos
1. The fraction of incident electromagnetic radiation reflected by a surface, especially of a celestial body.
2. The spongy white tissue on the inside of the rind of citrus fruit.

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