colorimeter

noun
col·​or·​im·​e·​ter | \ ˌkə-lə-ˈri-mə-tər How to pronounce colorimeter (audio) \

Definition of colorimeter

: an instrument or device for determining and specifying colors specifically : one used for chemical analysis by comparison of a liquid's color with standard colors

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Other Words from colorimeter

colorimetric \ ˌkə-​lə-​rə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce colorimetric (audio) \ adjective
colorimetrically \ ˌkə-​lə-​rə-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce colorimetrically (audio) \ adverb
colorimetry \ ˌkə-​lə-​ˈri-​mə-​trē How to pronounce colorimetry (audio) \ noun

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Our primary measurement tool for this guide was a Datacolor Spyder5Elite colorimeter and its accompanying software. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Guidemaster: Finding the best gaming monitors you can buy in 2019," 23 Aug. 2019 The display produces rich colors and gets decently bright (Google wouldn't provide the maximum brightness in nits, but our colorimeter measured 362 nits at full brightness). Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Pixel Slate review: Paying the “Google” premium for Chrome OS," 29 Nov. 2018 At one stop on the first floor of an old apartment building, Edwards ran a sample of water through a portable colorimeter. WIRED, "The Crisis in Flint Isn’t Over. It’s Everywhere.," 28 May 2017 Their soon-to-launch chemistry app turns the phone’s camera into a sensor so the phone can be used as a spectrophotometer or a colorimeter. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "This App Puts a Science Lab in Your Pocket," 7 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of colorimeter

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for colorimeter

borrowed from French colorimètre, from Latin color color entry 1 + -i- -i- + French -mètre -meter

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colorimeter

noun
col·​or·​im·​e·​ter | \ ˌkəl-ə-ˈrim-ət-ər How to pronounce colorimeter (audio) \

Medical Definition of colorimeter

: any of various instruments used to objectively determine the color of a solution

Other Words from colorimeter

colorimetric \ ˌkəl-​ə-​rə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce colorimetric (audio) \ adjective
colorimetrically \ -​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce colorimetrically (audio) \ adverb
colorimetry \ ˌkəl-​ə-​ˈrim-​ə-​trē How to pronounce colorimetry (audio) \ noun, plural colorimetries

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