Geiger-Müller counter


Gei·​ger-Mül·​ler counter ˈgī-gər-ˈmyü-lər How to pronounce Geiger-Müller counter (audio)

Examples of Geiger-Müller counter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The one that most people are familiar with—mostly from movies—is the Geiger counter, which is also known as the Geiger-Muller counter. WIRED, 8 Sep. 2023

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Word History


W. Müller, 20th century German physicist

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Geiger-Müller counter was in 1932

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“Geiger-Müller counter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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Geiger-Müller counter

Geiger-Mül·​ler counter

Medical Definition

Geiger-Müller counter

Geiger-Mül·​ler counter -ˈmyül-ər-, -ˈmil-, -ˈməl- How to pronounce Geiger-Müller counter (audio)
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