• WordNet 3.6
    • adj lucent softly bright or radiant "a house aglow with lights","glowing embers","lambent tongues of flame","the lucent moon","a sky luminous with stars"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Lucent Shining; bright; resplendent. "The sun's lucent orb."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lucent Bright; shining; lustrous; resplendent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Lucent lū′sent shining: bright
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. lucens, p. pr. of lucere, to shine, fr. lux, lucis, light
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. lucenslucēre, to shine—lux, lucis, light.


In literature:

Bread gave him a glance somewhat more lucent.
"The American" by Henry James
A little too much lucent syrup tinct with cinnamon, don't you think?
"Ponkapog Papers" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The lucent waters catch its gleam and spread in their depths a second arch as beautiful and bright.
"Gala-days" by Gail Hamilton
What incredible variety of men working beneath that lucent sky to what final end!
"Howards End" by E. M. Forster
There was humorous challenge in those laughing and lucent dark eyes.
"The Fortunate Youth" by William J. Locke
The gloaming had darkened, and the little small-paned window was a fretted sheet of dark and lucent blue.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
All the sky above their heads was blue grey and lucent.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
On and in the lucent background float the ever-changeful forms, Sometimes glowing into glory, sometimes glooming into storms.
"Continental Monthly , Vol V. Issue III. March, 1864" by Various
The sun was just rising, and the roofs and spires of the city were outlined against a lucent belt of sky.
"The Making Of A Novelist" by David Christie Murray
The lucent rosy whiteness of arms and shoulders seemed to dazzle him.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Moeran slowly turned his lucent, amber eyes upon me as he answered.
"Uncanny Tales" by Various
Yes," she continued, with a flash of lucent eyes and a dimpling smile, "Jim has lost his whiskey and has a chance to sober up.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
Her eyes, yellow as the flower, lucent as water-jewels, held his.
"Sjambak" by John Holbrook Vance
And the lucent clearness of the atmosphere emphasizes both.
"The Pursuit" by Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
We came to the woods of Fontainebleau and ate our luncheon in its deep lucent shade.
"The Car That Went Abroad" by Albert Bigelow Paine
After it Arcturus came, and lorded the Midsummer zenith, where now lucent Lyra looked down upon him.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
The dusk, lucent beauty of her eyes especially appealed to him.
"The Shooting of Dan McGrew, A Novel" by Marvin Dana
Just above the long silk fringe, a sort of cloudy arabesque was embroidered in a dim wave of lucent silk.
""Persons Unknown"" by Virginia Tracy
Her face was still pale, but her eyes overran with a lucent blue excitement.
"Out of the Air" by Inez Haynes Irwin
Flore manus, et flore sinus, flore omnia lucent.
"The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume II (of 2)" by Richard Crashaw

In poetry:

She was fair as a Passion-flower,
(But little of love he knew.)
Her lucent eyes were like amber wine,
And her eyelids stained with blue.
"Among The Rice Fields" by Laurence Hope
From far green armouries of pools and meres
I'll reach for you my lucent sheaves of spears--
The singing falls,
Where the lone ousel calls.
"The Spirit Of The Earth" by Mary Webb
Heaven-lights, I know, are beaming through
Those lucent eyelids, veined with blue,
That shut away from mortal view
Large eyes of Baby Charley.
"Baby Charley" by Sidney Lanier
Nor nightfall, out hands, faces
Lucent as percelain, the earth's
Claim and weight gone out of them.
Some such transfiguring moved
The eight pilgrims towards its source—
"The Great Carbuncle" by Sylvia Plath
The rain has come, and the earth must be very glad
Of its moisture, and the made roads, all dust clad;
It lets a veil down on the lucent dark,
And not of any bright ground thing shows its spark.
"The Soaking" by Ivor Gurney
Other delights may pall, but the joy of the open never;
The charm of the silent places must win and hold us forever;
Bondage of walls we leave with never a glance behind us.
Under the lucent sky the delights of the rover shall find us.
"The Rovers" by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In news:

Alcatel- Lucent to Axe 15% of its French Workforce.
Alcatel- Lucent Helps VimpelCom Launch Femtocell Services in North-Western Russia.
Alcatel- Lucent adds Sub 10 radio links to microwave wireless portfolio.
China Telecom Awards Alcatel- Lucent CDMA Network Upgrade Contract.
Alcatel- Lucent agrees to pay $4.2M to settle fraud claims.
Lucent to pay $4.2M over Iraq 911 system testing.
Lucent Settles With DOJ Over Iraq First Responder Net Allegations.
Alcatel- Lucent outlines carriers' role in contactless future.
Alcatel- Lucent Plumbs New Lows After Warning.
Other workers at Lucent Polymers in Evansville listen as Carl Mann, an 88-year-old World War II veteran from Mount Vernon, Ind.
Bloomberg News Ben Verwaayen, chief executive officer of Alcatel- Lucent , SA, speaks during an interview at the company's facility in New Providence, New Jersey.
Alcatel- Lucent joining with Chattanooga for business growth.
Alcatel- Lucent donates $100,000 to promote Chattanooga Gigabit Internet speed.
Alcatel- Lucent seeks to promote entrepreneurship.
A jury on Friday awarded Alcatel- Lucent $70 million in a long-running dispute over Microsoft's use of patented Alcatel software technology.

In science:

He is presently a Professor at Supelec (Gif-sur-Yvette, France), holder of the Alcatel-Lucent Chair on flexible radio.
Asymptotic Behaviour of Random Vandermonde Matrices with Entries on the Unit Circle
This work was funded by the Alcatel-Lucent Chair in Flexible Radio.
Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Using Random Matrix Theory
The work of the first author was carried out in the course of a summer internship project at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs.
Queue-Based Random-Access Algorithms: Fluid Limits and Stability Issues
On page 702 of this issue3 , a team of scientists from Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies led by Bertram Batlogg has taken a rather novel approach to the problem of engineering superconductivity in an organic material: they have made a transistor from anthracene, tetracene, and pentacene.
Turning insulators into superconductors
Anne Shiu was supported by a Lucent Technologies Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship.
Geometry of rank tests
Anne Shiu was supported by a Lucent Technologies Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship.
The Cyclohedron Test for Finding Periodic Genes in Time Course Expression Studies
Anne Shiu was supported by a Lucent Technologies Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship, and Oliver Wienand by the Wipprecht foundation.
Convex Rank Tests and Semigraphoids
That the Bell name is no longer even over the door of Alcatel-Lucent labs is post-period, along with a further reduction in research staff.
Astrophysics in 2006
Gitanjali Bhutani Alcatel-Lucent Technologies India Pvt.
A Near-Optimal Scheme for TCP ACK Pacing to Maintain Throughput in Wireless Networks
CAPMAP is planned to use 12 correlation polarimeters at 100 GHz and 4 correlation polarimeters at 40 GHz, located at the focus a large (seven meter diameter) off –axis telesco pe from Lucent Technologies in Crawford Hill, New Jersey. A prototype with 4 100 –GHz polarimeters has run d uring the 2002 winter.
Polarization experiments
Gerhard Kramer of Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, for helpful discussions on the topic of parallel relay channels.
Resource Allocation for Wireless Fading Relay Channels: Max-Min Solution
Lucente, Note on weighted Strichartz estimates for Klein-Gordon equations with potential, Tsukuba J.
Weighted Energy Decay for 3D Klein-Gordon Equation