luminous intensity unit

luminous intensity unit
noun
a measure of luminous intensity
Syn: ↑candlepower unit
Hypernyms: ↑light unit
Hyponyms: ↑candle, ↑candela, ↑cd, ↑standard candle, ↑international candle

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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