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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  • Driven to capture every foot-candle of the limelight, they expound about everything, including how "expoundive" they'll be when in office.

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  • Once Candela had learned of the very limited power restrictions that Calvary Chapel's architect was dealing with, they knew that the new DL fixture was the only option for providing the church with near perfect color house lighting, while still meeting, and even exceeding, these stringent foot-candle code requirements.

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