Waidner-Burgess standard

noun
\ ¦wīdnər¦bərjə̇s- \

Definition of Waidner-Burgess standard 

: 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

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History and Etymology for Waidner-Burgess standard

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

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