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candela (n.)

unit of luminous intensity, 1950, from Latin candela "a light, torch, candle made of tallow or wax" (see candle).

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Definitions of candela

candela (n.)
the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin;
Synonyms: candle / cd / standard candle
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