standard candle love

standard candle


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A candela.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun astronomy Any astronomical object of known absolute magnitude. Its distance can then be calculated from its apparent magnitude.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun 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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word standard candle.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.