from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of measure of the intensity of light falling on a surface, equal to one lumen per square foot and originally defined with reference to a standardized candle burning at one foot from a given surface.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A British unit of illumination equal to 12.2 luxes; the illumination produced by a British standard candle at a distance of one foot in a horizontal direction. See candle-foot and illumination, 1.
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