Candle power

candlepower

[kan-dl-pou-er]
noun Optics.
(formerly) a measure of luminous intensity expressed in candles.
Also, candle power.


Origin:
1875–80; candle + power

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candlepower (ˈkændəlˌpaʊə)
 
n
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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candlepower   (kān'dl-pou'ər)  Pronunciation Key 
Luminous intensity, expressed in candelas.
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