Definition of Candela

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Candle, Cd, Standard Candle
Generic synonyms: Candlepower Unit, Luminous Intensity Unit
Derivative terms: Candle



Definition of Candela

1. Noun. 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 ¹

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Definition of Candela

1. a unit of luminous intensity [n -S]

Medical Definition of Candela

1. The SI unit of luminous intensity, 1 lumen per m2; the luminous intensity, in a given direction, of a source that emits monochromatic radiation of frequency 540 x 1012 hertz and that has a radiant intensity in that direction of 1/683 watt per steradian (solid angle). Synonym: candle. Abbreviation: cd Origin: L. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Candela

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Literary usage of Candela

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1. Italy : Handbook for Travellers: Third Part, Southern Italy and Sicily, with by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1880)
"... famed for the victory gained here by Pyrrhus over the Romans, В. С. 279 ; lastly, candela. From candela diligence twice daily in 4*/a hrs. to ..."

2. Italy, Handbook for Travellers (includes Southern Italy and Sicily, with by Karl Baedeker, Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1883)
"_____ _____ FOGGIA TO candela, 241/2 M., branch-railway in (4fr. 45, 3fr. ... From candela diligence twice daily in 4>/2 hrs. to — Helfi (Albergo Basil, ..."

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