gradiometer

noun gra·di·om·e·ter \ ˌgrā-dē-ˈä-mə-tər \

Definition of gradiometer

:an instrument for measuring the gradient of a physical quantity (such as the earth's magnetic field)

Origin and Etymology of gradiometer

gradient + -o- + -meter


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