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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A unit of illuminance on a surface named for how it was originally measured.

Usage examples (6)
  • Driven to capture every foot-candle of the limelight, they expound about everything, including how "expoundive" they'll be when in office.
  • ISO 1,600 at one foot-candle illumination, about the brightness of typical street-lighting at night.
  • Timberland said the new LED lamps are twice as efficient as the comparative foot-candle incandescent bulbs they replaced.
  • Standard Electric supplies all of Timberland's in-store lighting, including the new LED lamps which are more than twice as efficient as the comparative foot-candle... for more
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