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  1. candle, candela, cd, standard candle(noun)

    the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin

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  1. standard candle(Noun)

    Any astronomical object of known absolute magnitude. Its distance can then be calculated from its apparent magnitude.

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