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candlepower

[kan-dl-pou-er] /ˈkæn dlˌpaʊ ər/
noun, Optics.
1.
(formerly) a measure of luminous intensity expressed in candles.
Also, candle power.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; candle + power
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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
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candlepower
  (kān'dl-pou'ər)   
Luminous intensity, expressed in candelas.
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