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Meaning of foot-candle

foot-can•dle

Pronunciation: (foot'kan'dl), [key]
— n. Optics.
  1. a unit of illuminance or illumination, equivalent to the illumination produced by a source of one candle at a distance of one foot and equal to one lumen incident per square foot. Abbr.: FC
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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