candela

noun can·de·la \ kan-ˈdē-lə , -ˈde- , -ˈdā- ; ˈkan-də-lə \

Definition of candela

: the base unit of luminous intensity in the International System of Units that is equal to the luminous intensity in a given direction of a source which emits monochromatic radiation of frequency 540 × 1012 hertz and has a radiant intensity in that direction of ¹/₆₈₃ watt per unit solid angle abbreviation cd called also candle

Origin and Etymology of candela

Latin, candle



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candela

noun can·de·la \ kan-ˈdē-lə , -ˈdel-ə \

medical Definition of candela

: the base unit of luminous intensity in the International System of Units that is equal to the luminous intensity in a given direction of a source which emits monochromatic radiation of frequency 540 × 1012 hertz and has a radiant intensity in that direction of ¹/₆₈₃ watt per unit solid angle abbreviation cd called also candle

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