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== Description ==
  
A subjective measure of the shine or luster of a surface based on the amount of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=specular reflection specular], or mirror-like, reflection of light. A material that reflects light well has a high gloss surface.  Unwanted light reflection is usually called glare.
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A subjective measure of the shine or luster of a surface based on the amount of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=specular%20reflection specular], or mirror-like, reflection of light. A material that reflects light well has a high gloss surface.  Unwanted light reflection is usually called glare.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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== Authority ==
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== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
  
* Boise Cascade Paper Group, Boise Cascade Paper Group, ''The Paper Handbook'', Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
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* Boise Cascade Paper Group, ''The Paper Handbook'', Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
  
* Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, ''Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology'', U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
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* Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, ''Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology'', U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  
 
* Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000
 
* Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000

Latest revision as of 22:07, 30 April 2016

Glossy aspect

Description

A subjective measure of the shine or luster of a surface based on the amount of specular, or mirror-like, reflection of light. A material that reflects light well has a high gloss surface. Unwanted light reflection is usually called glare.

Synonyms and Related Terms

glossy; glossiness; shine; sheen; glare

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Boise Cascade Paper Group, The Paper Handbook, Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982

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