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Noun: standard candle
  1. The basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Système International d'Unités; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimetre of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
    - candle, candela, cd

Derived forms: standard candles

Type of: candlepower unit, luminous intensity unit

Encyclopedia: Standard candle