Pronunciation: (foot'kan'dl), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/foot-candle.html on line 71 [key]
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 Also,foot'can'dle.
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