Standard candle

Definition of Standard candle

(Photom.) a special form of candle employed as a standard in photometric measurements; usually, a candle of spermaceti so constructed as to burn at the rate of 120 grains, or 7.8 grams, per hour.
See under Candle, and Gauge.

See also: Candle Standard

Related Words

candela, candle, candlepower unit, cd, luminous intensity unit
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