Scheiner speed

noun
Schei·​ner speed | \ ˈshīnə(r)- \

Definition of Scheiner speed

: the speed of photographic material based on the exposure required to obtain a just-detectable density and indicated by a system of numbers

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History and Etymology for Scheiner speed

after Julius Scheiner †1913 German astrophysicist

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“Scheiner speed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scheiner%20speed. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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