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 for brightness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brightness \Bright"ness\, n. [AS. beorhines. See Bright.]
     1. The quality or state of being bright; splendor; luster;
        brilliancy; clearness.
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              A sudden brightness in his face appear. --Crabbe.
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     2. Acuteness (of the faculties); sharpness 9wit.
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              The brightness of his parts . . . distinguished him.
                                                    --Prior.
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     Syn: Splendor; luster; radiance; resplendence; brilliancy;
          effulgence; glory; clearness.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  brightness
      n 1: the location of a visual perception along a continuum from
           black to white [ant: dullness]
      2: intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty [syn:
         brightness, cleverness, smartness]
      3: the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light;
         "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
         [syn: luminosity, brightness, brightness level,
         luminance, luminousness, light]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  158 Moby Thesaurus words for "brightness":
     Munsell chroma, Technicolor, acuity, acuteness, adroitness,
     agility, alertness, aptitude, aptness, attention, attentiveness,
     auspiciousness, beneficence, benevolence, benignancy, benignity,
     blare, blaze, blazing light, blinding light, blitheness,
     blithesomeness, braininess, bright color, bright light,
     bright side, brilliance, brilliancy, brilliant light,
     burst of light, cheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, cheery vein,
     chroma, chromatic color, chromaticity, clear thinking, cleverness,
     color, color quality, colorfulness, colorimetric quality,
     cool color, dazzling light, dexterity, docility, educability,
     effulgence, esprit, eupeptic mien, facility, fair weather,
     favorableness, flair, flamboyance, flood of light, fortunateness,
     fulgor, gaiety, geniality, genius, giftedness, gifts, gladness,
     gladsomeness, glamour, glare, glaring light, gloriousness, glory,
     good auspices, good cheer, good omen, gorgeousness, happiness,
     heavenliness, hopefulness, hue, impressionability, intelligence,
     intensity, keen-wittedness, keenness, lightness, luckiness, luster,
     malleability, mental alertness, mercurial mind, moldability,
     motivation, native cleverness, neutral color, nimble mind,
     nimble-wittedness, nimbleness, nous, optimism, plasticity,
     pleasantness, pliability, promptitude, promptness, propitiousness,
     prosperousness, punctuality, pure color, purity, quick parts,
     quick thinking, quick wit, quick-wittedness, quickness, radiance,
     radiancy, radiant splendor, ravishingness, readiness, ready wit,
     receptivity, refulgence, refulgency, resplendence, resplendency,
     richness, rosy expectation, sanguine humor, sanguineness,
     saturation, savvy, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, sleeplessness,
     smartness, smarts, splendidness, splendor, splendorousness,
     splendrousness, sprightly wit, streaming light, sublimity,
     sunniness, sunny side, susceptibility, talent, teachability,
     teachableness, tint, tone, trainableness, value, vividness,
     wakefulness, warm color, willingness, winsomeness
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  brightness
  luminance
  tone
  value
  
      (Or "tone", "luminance", "value", "luminosity",
     "lightness") The coordinate in the HSB colour model that
     determines the total amount of light in the colour.  Zero
     brightness is black and 100% is white, intermediate values are
     "light" or "dark" colours.
  
     The other coordinates are hue and saturation.
  
     (1999-07-05)
  

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