What is BRIGHTNESS CONTRAST?

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n. an enhanced difference in the degree of brightness perceived between two objects as a result of viewing them side by side or simultaneously. Also called simultaneous lightness contrast.

BRIGHTNESS CONTRAST: "To illustrate brightness contrast, see how a white-colored object looks more vivid on a black background rather than on a gray one."

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