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candlepower

or cand·le pow·er

[ kan-dl-pou-er ]

noun

, Optics.
  1. (formerly) a measure of luminous intensity expressed in candles. : CP


candlepower

/ ˈkændəlˌpaʊə /

noun

  1. the luminous intensity of a source of light in a given direction: now expressed in candelas but formerly in terms of the international candle


candlepower

/ kăndl-pou′ər /

  1. Luminous intensity, expressed in candelas.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of candlepower1

First recorded in 1875–80; candle + power

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Example Sentences

Lamps of various candlepower may be turned into the sockets to obtain different currents.

The lamps should be of low voltage and need not be very high in candlepower.

One farm (that of the owner of the wheel) has 30 lamps, of 16 candlepower each, and two barn-yard lamps of 92 candlepower each.

In an ordinary 16 candlepower carbon lamp, the resistance of this filament is 220 ohms.

The new nitrogen lamp, not yet in general use, requires only ½ watt to the candlepower.

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