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bolometer

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noun bo·lom·e·ter \bō-ˈlä-mə-tər\

Definition of bolometer

  1. :  a very sensitive thermometer whose electrical resistance varies with temperature and which is used in the detection and measurement of feeble thermal radiation and is especially adapted to the study of infrared spectra

bo·lo·met·ric play \ˌbō-lə-ˈme-trik\ adjective
bo·lo·met·ri·cal·ly play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of bolometer

Greek bolē stroke, beam of light (from ballein to throw) + English -o- + -meter — more at devil


First Known Use: 1881


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bolometer

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noun bo·lom·e·ter \bō-ˈläm-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of bolometer

  1. :  a very sensitive thermometer used in the detection and measurement of feeble thermal radiation and especially adapted to the study of infrared spectra

  2. bo·lo·met·ric \ˌbō-lə-ˈme-trik\play adjective
    bo·lo·met·ri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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