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can·de·la (cd),

(kan'de-lă),
The SI unit of luminous intensity, 1 lumen per m2; the luminous intensity, in a given direction, of a source that emits monochromatic radiation of frequency 540 × 1012 Hz and that has a radiant intensity in that direction of 1/683 W per steradian (solid angle).
Synonym(s): candle
[L.]

candle

Etymology: L, candela, light
(in optics) the basic unit of measurement for luminous intensity, equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity of a square centimeter of a black body heated to 1773.5° C or the solidification temperature of platinum, adopted in 1948 as the international standard of luminous intensity. Also called candela [kandē′lə] .
Candesartan vs. Losartan Efficacy Study. A trial comparing the antihypertensive effect of candesartan cilexetil—Atacand®—with losartan— Cozaar®
Conclusion Atacand®, an angiotensin receptor blocker, provided a significantly greater reduction in diastolic blood pressure than Cozaar®

CANDLE

Cardiology A clinical trial–Candesartan versus Losartan Efficacy Comparison–to compare the antihypertensive effect of candesartan cilexetil–Atacand® with losartan. See Candesartan cilexetil.
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The latest debate about whether enough money is being saved for the purpose by generations of future pensioners, and whether National Statistics is keeping a reliable track of it, may prove academic if those who have been virtuously squirrelling away what they can observe the plight of those retiring in mid-2002 and decide the game is not worth the candle.
Sir Howard is right to refuse to play a game that is plainly not worth the candle.
If you take pounds 5 billion out of pension funds by changing the advancecorporation tax rules you can be hardly surprised that some people believe it is now not worth the candle continuing the scheme,' he said.
FLA director general Martin Hall said: 'In the longer run the OFT may make it not worth the candle for lenders to offer zero introductory rates and consumers would lose out and new entrants would find it harder to enter the market place.