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candela

Syllabification: can·de·la
Pronunciation: /kanˈdēlə, -ˈdelə
 
 
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(abbreviation: cd)

Definition of candela in English:

noun

Physics
The SI unit of luminous intensity. One candela is the luminous intensity, in a given direction, of a source that emits monochromatic radiation of frequency 540 × 1012 Hz and has a radiant intensity in that direction of 1/683 watt per steradian.
Example sentences
  • SI (Système Internationale d' Unites) uses seven different fundamental units, the meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole.
  • We have a 15-inch demo and a 50-inch demo, and have achieved 600 candelas per square meter generating 1 millimetre sized pixels.
  • According to the spec sheet, the FP231W is supposed to deliver about 250 candelas / square-meter of brightness.

Origin

1950s: from Latin, 'candle'.

Words that rhyme with candela

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