The candela per square metre (cd/m) is the derived SI unit of luminance. The unit is based on the candela, the SI unit of luminous intensity, and the square metre, the SI unit of area. Nit (nt) is a deprecated non-SI name also used for this unit (1 nit = 1 cd/m). As a measure of light emitted per unit area, this unit is frequently used to specify the brightness of a display device.
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