Candle Power

  The illuminating power of a standard candle employed as a unit for determining the illuminating quality of an illuminant.

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  • Candle power — Candle Can dle, n. [OE. candel, candel, AS, candel, fr. L. candela a (white) light made of wax or tallow, fr. cand[ e]re to be white. See {Candid}, and cf. {Chandler}, {Cannel}, {Kindle}.] 1. A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • candle power — candle power, or can|dle|pow|er «KAN duhl POW uhr», noun. 1. the intensity of light, measured in candelas. One candle power is equal to 12.57 lumens. A light having 30 candle power gives approximately 30 times as much light as one candela does. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Candle power — candlepower candlepower, Candle power Candle power (Photom.) luminous intensity; illuminating power, as of a lamp, or gas flame, measured in candelas, referring to the light of a standard candle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • candle-power — canˈdle power noun 1. The illuminating power of a source of light 2. A former name for luminous intensity • • • Main Entry: ↑candle …   Useful english dictionary

  • candle-power — SYN: luminous intensity …   Medical dictionary

  • Candle-power — Сила света …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • candle power — the numerical expression, in international candles, of the luminous intensity of a light source …   Medical dictionary

  • candle power — Смотри сила света …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • candle power — A measurement of the light producing ability of a light bulb …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • apparent candle power — noun : the candle power of an extended source of light that is equal to the candle power of a point source of light which if located at the extended source would produce an equivalent illumination at the distance specified …   Useful english dictionary

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