cd

Primary Meanings of cd

1.
n
the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
2.
adj
being one hundred more than three hundred
Full Definitions of cd
1

n the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin

Synonyms:
candela, candle, standard candle
Type of:
candlepower unit, luminous intensity unit
a measure of luminous intensity
2

adj being one hundred more than three hundred

Synonyms:
400, four hundred
cardinal
being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order

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