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light

(Easy), adjective breezy, carefree, cushy, debonair, effortless, facile, lighthearted, manageable, not burdensome, not complex, not complicated, not difficult, not involved, nothing to it, painless, plain, simple, smooth, straightforward, uncomplicated

light

(Entertaining), adjective amusing, animated, beamish, bird-witted, blithe, blithesome, breezy, capricious, carefree, changeable, cheerful, cheery, comical, debonair, distracting, diverting, easygoing, elated, erratic, fickle, flighty, flyaway, free and easy, frivolous, gay, glad, gleeful, happy, happy as a lark, happy-go-lucky, humorous, impulsive, in good or high spirits, inconsequential, inconstant, insouciant, irresponsible, jaunty, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, jubilant, laughing, lighthearted, lively, merry, mirthful, optimistic, out in left field, out to lunch, petty, pleasing, pleasurable, positive, recreative, riant, scatterbrained, skittish, smiling, sportive, sunny, superficial, trivial, unimportant, untroubled, upbeat, volatile, witty

light

(Weightless), adjective airy, buoyant, diluted, feathery, floatable, floating, fluffy, light as a feather, light as air, lighter than air, slender, slight, superficial, thin, unsubstantial, watered down

light

(Daylight), noun crack of dawn, dawn, day, daylight hours, daytime, starlight, sunbeam, sunrise, sunshine, sunup, visibility

light

(Illumination), noun beaming, brightness, brilliance, brilliancy, clearness, comprehension, effulgence, flood of light, fluorescence, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glitter, glow, glowing, incandescence, irradiation, knowledge, lambency, lightness, luminescence, luminosity, luminous energy, luminousness, luster, openness, publicity, radiance, radiation, sheen, shine, shining, sparkle, sunlight, understanding
Associated concepts: evidence coming to light, shine the light of law
See also: deft, frivolous, jocular, minimal, negligible, slight, subtle, trivial
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In this article, we discuss the role of Shinya Inoue in the reemergence of light microscopy in cell biology, with a focus on polarized light microscopy.
The technology could ultimately be used to diagnose other conditions caused by crystals forming in bodily fluids and those currently diagnosed using conventional polarized light microscopes like kidney stones, for example.
depicts the real and imaginary part of effective mode indices of both x and y polarized light as a function of wavelength.
It utilizes the color patterns from larval shells under polarized light (Tiwari & Gallager 2003).
Thus, it is fitting to reconsider the lessons of the tourmaline plate [1] in order to obtain a new perspective with respect to the emission of polarized light by the Sun and the stars.
Polarized light microscopy combined with FTIR microscopy can aid a scientist in analyzing a variety of layers (Figure 2).
Astronomers had hoped the unique B-mode polarization signature from the early cosmos would allow them to effective "see" portions of the universe that are invisible to optical telescopes as gravity from denser portions of the universe tug on the polarized light, slightly deflecting its passage through the cosmos during its 13.
Figure 1(a) shows that the DOF for the circularly polarized light is almost the same as that of the radially polarized light when the annulus ratio is over 0.
By measuring the effects of the magnetic field on polarized light moving through it, the LM-S sensor can determine the strike's maximum strength, rate of rise, charge, and specific energy.
This halogen bulb is excellently suited not only for brightfield reflected light but especially for darkfield and differential interference contrast in circularly polarized light (C-DIC) as well as Polarized light.
Editors Berdyugina (astronomy, ETH Zurich), Nagendra (astrophysics, Indian Institute of Astrophysics) and Ramelli (astrophysics, Istituto Ricerche Solari Locano) compile papers that discuss such topics as the quantum theory of polarized light scattering in the presence of magnetic and electrical fields, quantum aspects of the Second Solar Spectrum and the use of Zeeman and Hanle effects to diagnose the fine structure of solar magnetic fields.
Mantis shrimp see a special type of polarized light (light waves with the same pattern of vibration), whose photons vibrate in such a way that they form a corkscrew-like pattern.