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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Luminous intensity measured in sticks of wax.

Usage examples (37)
  • Each Xenon light emits 1 billion candlepower, or 20 kilowatts.
  • An 8-million-candlepower searchlight was set up in the courthouse square.
  • It is the only way to turn up the candlepower in our own individual lamps.
  • Above, helicopters hovered, each carrying enough candlepower to light a village. for more
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