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Noun: candela  kan'dee-lu or kan'de-lu
  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, cd, standard candle

Derived forms: candelas

Type of: candlepower unit, luminous intensity unit

Encyclopedia: Candela, Coahuila