Definition of dosimeter
: an instrument for measuring and monitoring exposure to doses of radiation (such as X-rays or gamma rays) Her team used a mathematical model and dosimeter readings to estimate neighborhood radiation exposures for the nearly 160,000 people living within a 10-mile radius of the plant. — Rick Weiss — see dosimetry
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The robot, about the size of a loaf of bread, is equipped with lights, maneuvers with tail propellers and collects data using two cameras and a dosimeter.
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Origin and Etymology of dosimeter
Late Latin dosis + International Scientific Vocabulary -meter
First Known Use: 1906See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of dosimeter
: an instrument for measuring and monitoring exposure to doses of radiation (as X-rays or gamma rays) To estimate typical exposures, the researchers are now correlating specific job tasks with individual exposure levels, using data from hundreds of dosimeters worn by workers.—Carol Ezzell, Science News, 28 Sept. 1991—see dosimetry
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