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candlepower

or cand·le pow·er

[ kan-dl-pou-er ]
/ ˈkæn dlˌpaʊ ər /
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noun Optics.
(formerly) a measure of luminous intensity expressed in candles. Abbreviation: CP
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Origin of candlepower

First recorded in 1875–80; candle + power
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British Dictionary definitions for candlepower

candlepower
/ (ˈkændəlˌpaʊə) /

noun
the luminous intensity of a source of light in a given direction: now expressed in candelas but formerly in terms of the international candle
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Scientific definitions for candlepower

candlepower
[ kăndl-pou′ər ]

Luminous intensity, expressed in candelas.
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