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foot-candle

or foot·can·dle

[ foot-kan-dl ]
/ ˈfʊtˈkæn dl /
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noun Optics.

a unit of illuminance or illumination, equivalent to the illumination produced by a source of one candle at a distance of one foot and equal to one lumen incident per square foot. Abbreviation: FC

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Origin of foot-candle

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for foot-candle

foot-candle

noun

a former unit of illumination, equal to one lumen per square foot or 10.764 lux
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Medical definitions for foot-candle

foot-candle

n.

A unit of measure of the intensity of light falling on a surface equal to 1 lumen per square foot. It has been replaced in the International System by the candela (1 lumen per square meter).
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