magnetometer

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noun mag·ne·tom·e·ter \ˌmag-nə-ˈtä-mə-tər\

Definition of magnetometer

  1. :  an instrument used to detect the presence of a metallic object or to measure the intensity of a magnetic field

magnetometric

play \mag-ˌnē-tə-ˈme-trik, -ˌne-\ adjective

magnetometry

play \ˌmag-nə-ˈtä-mə-trē\ noun

Recent Examples of magnetometer from the Web

  • When the rover is launched in 2009, its video camera, subsurface radar, and magnetometer – attached to the inside of the ball by tension cords – will search for signs of life, water, and tectonic plate movement.

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First Known Use of magnetometer

1827


Medical Dictionary

magnetometer

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noun mag·ne·tom·e·ter \ˌmag-nə-ˈtäm-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of magnetometer

  1. :  an instrument used to detect the presence of a metallic object or to measure the intensity of a magnetic field

magnetometric

\mag-ˌnēt-ə-ˈme-trik, -ˌnet-\play play adjective

magnetometry

\ˌmag-nə-ˈtäm-ə-trē\play noun plural

magnetometries



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