from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of luminous intensity equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a blackbody radiating at the temperature of solidification of platinum (2,046°K). Also called candle. See Table at measurement.
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- n. In the International System of Units, the base unit of luminous intensity; the luminous intensity, in a given direction, of a source that emits monochromatic radiation of frequency 540 × 1012 hertz and that has a radiant intensity in that direction of 1/683 watt per steradian. Symbol: cd
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the System International d'Unites.
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- 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
Latin candēla, candle; see candle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)