Definition of candela noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kænˈdelə//
; NAmE NAmE//kænˈdelə//
; BrE BrE//kænˈdiːlə//
; NAmE NAmE//kænˈdiːlə//
; BrE BrE//ˈkændɪlə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkændɪlə//
(physics)(abbreviation cd)
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a unit for measuring the amount of light that shines in a particular direction Word Origin 1950s: from Latin, ‘candle’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: candela