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Definition of "candlepower" [candlepower]

  • Luminous intensity expressed in candelas. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "candlepower" in a sentence
  • "I feel an elbow in my back, turn and see that some serious candlepower is being directed at a good-looking actor in a light gray suit."
  • "And go ahead, laugh all you want at the humble candle-perhaps loved only by luddites and brownout victims-but "candlepower" is still the unit of choice for many measures of brightness."
  • "The candlepower increases exponentially when James Franco, the film's Allen Ginsberg, arrives."