- a basic unit of luminous intensity in the International System of Units(SI), formally defined as the luminous intensity of a source that emits monochromatic radiation of frequency 540 × 1012 hertz and that has a radiant intensity of 1/683 watt/steradian: adopted in 1979 as the international standard of luminous intensity. Abbreviation: Cd
Origin of candela
1945–50; < Latin: candle
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We then, guided by Candela, hurried forward on our journey, keeping a sharp look-out lest the fugitive Indians should return.
Of course the padre wished to know how it was I had found Candela; so I gave him a full account of all that had happened.
Candela now pushed on at a rapid rate, till we saw the light of our camp-fire a short distance off.
Calling Candela, he led him some way down the valley towards a grove of trees, among which were a great variety of creepers.
- the basic SI unit of luminous intensity; the luminous intensity in a given direction of a source that emits monochromatic radiation of frequency 540 × 10 12 hertz and that has a radiant intensity in that direction of (1/683) watt per steradianSymbol: cd Also called: candle, standard candle
C20: from Latin: candle
- Felix. 1910–97, Mexican architect, noted for his naturalistic modern style and thin prestressed concrete roofs
Word Origin and History for candela
unit of luminous intensity, 1950, from Latin candela (see candle).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A unit of measurement of luminous flux, equal to the amount of light given out through a solid angle by a source of one candela radiating equally in all directions.candle
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