Waidner-Burgess standard

noun

¦wīdnər¦bərjə̇s-
: a unit of luminous intensity equal to the luminous intensity of one square centimeter of ideal blackbody at the freezing point of platinum or to 60 candles

Word History

Etymology

after Charles W. Waidner †1922 and George K. Burgess †1932 American physicists

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“Waidner-Burgess standard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Waidner-Burgess%20standard. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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