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 Bright, reflective snow can trick your light meter, causing auto exposure to underexpose and create gray snow. Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2021 Plenty of gardening tools can help make this task a breeze, from a moisture and light meter to a long-lasting hose. Isabel Garcia, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 July 2021 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, 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of light meter

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Light meter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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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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