standard candle

  1. a unit of luminous intensity; the candela: not in scientific usage because of possible confusion with a former unit (international candle): See also candela, international candle

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How to use standard candle in a sentence

  • A standard candle when burning vitiates the air in a room almost as much as an adult person.

    Artificial Light | M. Luckiesh
  • A standard candle may be considered to emit an amount of light approximately equal to 10 lumens.

    Artificial Light | M. Luckiesh