dosimeter

noun
do·sim·e·ter | \dō-ˈsi-mə-tər \

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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His dosimeter, Japanese-made, hung from a lanyard around his neck. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "As Innocuous as Plant No. 1," 10 Apr. 2018 Sky News correspondent Tom Cheshire said his team's satellite phone and radiation dosimeter -- a device to measure nuclear radiation -- was confiscated by security at Wonsan airport. James Griffiths, CNN, "How to get to North Korea's nuclear site," 23 May 2018 The device looks like a giant fishing rod about 12 centimeters (4.7 inches) in diameter, from which a unit housing the camera, a dosimeter and thermometer slowly slides down. Washington Post, "Toshiba unveils device for Fukushima nuclear reactor probe," 22 Dec. 2017 Clad in a lab coat with a pocket radiation dosimeter, sweating in the stifling reactor hall here on the outskirts of Ghana's capital, the young nuclear physicist edges out to a tube jutting above the water's surface. Richard Stone, Science | AAAS, "U.S.-China mission rushes bomb-grade nuclear fuel out of Africa," 31 Aug. 2017 The robot, about the size of a loaf of bread, is equipped with lights, maneuvers with five propellers and collects data with two cameras and a dosimeter. Washington Post, "Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant," 21 July 2017 The submersible robot, about the size of a loaf of bread, is equipped with lights, maneuvers with five propellers and collects data with two cameras and a dosimeter. Mari Yamaguchi, The Seattle Times, "Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant," 21 July 2017 The robot, about the size of a loaf of bread, is equipped with lights, maneuvers with five propellers and collects data with two cameras and a dosimeter. Washington Post, "Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant," 21 July 2017 The robot, about the size of a loaf of bread, is equipped with lights, maneuvers with five propellers and collects data with two cameras and a dosimeter. Washington Post, "Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel," 19 July 2017

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First Known Use of dosimeter

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dosimeter

Late Latin dosis + International Scientific Vocabulary -meter

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The first known use of dosimeter was in 1906

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dosimeter

noun
do·sim·e·ter | \dō-ˈsim-ət-ər \
variants: also dosemeter \ˈdō-ˌsmēt-ər \

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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