comparator

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noun com·par·a·tor \kəm-ˈper-ə-tər, -ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of comparator

  1. :  a device for comparing something with a similar thing or with a standard measure

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First Known Use of comparator

1883


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comparator

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noun com·par·a·tor \kəm-ˈpar-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of comparator

  1. 1:  an apparatus used for determining concentration of dissolved substances (as hydrogen ions) in solution by color comparison with known standards

  2. 2:  an instrument, device, or set of charts (as for use in chemical analysis and medical diagnosis) for the determination and specification of colors by direct comparison with a standardized system of colors


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