light meter


Definition of light meter

: a small and often portable device for measuring illumination especially : exposure meter

Examples of light meter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her team, including African researchers, used a light meter to measure skin reflectance in 2092 people in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Botswana. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, "New gene variants reveal the evolution of human skin color," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of light meter

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of light meter was in 1921

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“Light meter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of light meter

: a small device used by photographers to measure the amount of light in an area

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