What is a rayleigh?

What is a rayleigh? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. (physics) A unit of brightness (of the sky at night) equal to 1010/4π quanta per square meter per second per steradian
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Only the sedimentation equilibrium experiments with the highest loading concentrations were observed with the refractometric Rayleigh optics.
Their identities have not been released but police sources say they are from Rayleigh.
The largest amplitudes seen in this movie are the Rayleigh waves traveling around the globe.
This led us to shift the excitation to a lower wavelength to minimize the contribution from Rayleigh scattering in the emission spectra.
A small car parking area on a Rayleigh playing field could be closed by the town council because of its poor condition.
Similarly, the blue structural colors of avian skin were long hypothesized to be produced by incoherent Rayleigh or Tyndall scattering.

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