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Meaning of albedo

al•be•do

Pronunciation: (al-bē'dō), [key]
— pl. -dos.
  1. the ratio of the light reflected by a planet or satellite to that received by it.
  2. such a ratio for any part of the earth's surface or atmosphere.
  3. the white, inner rind of a citrus fruit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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