gra·​di·​om·​e·​ter ˌgrā-dē-ˈä-mə-tər How to pronounce gradiometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring the gradient of a physical quantity (such as the earth's magnetic field)

Examples of gradiometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Matney, along with present and former UA students and Hiram students, will use a magnetic gradiometer to map subtle changes in the earth's magnetic field. Karen Farkas,, 11 Oct. 2017

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Word History


gradient + -o- + -meter

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gradiometer was in 1899

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“Gradiometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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