Definition of candlepower in English:


Line breaks: candle|power
Pronunciation: /ˈkand(ə)lpaʊə


[mass noun]
  • Illuminating power expressed in candelas or candles: [as modifier]: a 16-candlepower lamp
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    • Some areas at the Tate were inexplicably illuminated at the low candlepower reserved for the most fragile old-master drawings.
    • Bury people reacted to black-out life and candlepower lighting this week as industrial action by electricity workers left the country in the dark.
    • Aladdin Mantle Lamps use kerosene and emit 60 candlepower of light without smoke or odor.

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