magnetometer

noun
mag·​ne·​tom·​e·​ter | \ ˌmag-nə-ˈtä-mə-tər How to pronounce magnetometer (audio) \

Definition of magnetometer

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

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Other Words from magnetometer

magnetometric \ mag-​ˌnē-​tə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce magnetometric (audio) , -​ˌne-​ \ adjective
magnetometry \ ˌmag-​nə-​ˈtä-​mə-​trē How to pronounce magnetometry (audio) \ noun

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Officials are also still working on other key crowd management details, such as how to get attendees through magnetometers in an orderly fashion. cleveland.com, "President Trump asks for military tanks on the Mall as part of grandiose July Fourth event," 1 July 2019 Officials also are still working on other key crowd management details, such as how to get attendees through magnetometers in an orderly fashion. Juliet Eilperinand Josh Dawsey, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump asks for military tanks on the Mall as part of grandiose July Fourth event," 1 July 2019 Officials also are still working on other key crowd management details, such as how to get attendees through magnetometers in an orderly fashion. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump asks for military tanks on the Mall as part of grandiose July Fourth event," 1 July 2019 Officials are also still working on other key crowd management details, such as how to get attendees through magnetometers in an orderly fashion. Washington Post, "Trump asks for military tanks on the Mall as part of grandiose July Fourth event," 1 July 2019 Under the new pact, the Wisconsin Center District will bill tenants for the event security, which will include use of magnetometers. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "2020 DNC: Wisconsin Center District approves security contract with non-union firm," 14 June 2019 Further uptown, near Central Park, the magnetometers and the dogs are still working as the stragglers get screened, and the semi-official position of the New York Police Department might be described as lighthearted vigilance. Mark Warren, Popular Mechanics, "How the NYPD Secures Times Square on New Year's Eve," 23 Mar. 2017 This set of magnetometers will measure magnetic variation throughout the spacecraft's orbit, which rangers from out beyond Venus to a close distance of 9 solar radii, or only 3.85 million miles from the photosphere. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "The New Science of the Sun Will Be Astounding—And Possibly Terrifying," 9 Aug. 2018 Their svelte form factor conceals accelerometers, magnetometers, temperature sensors, a GPS unit, and gyroscopes. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Awesome tiny gyroscope promising but not ready for prime time," 9 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of magnetometer

1827, in the meaning defined above

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magnetometer

noun
mag·​ne·​tom·​e·​ter | \ ˌmag-nə-ˈtäm-ət-ər How to pronounce magnetometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of magnetometer

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

Other Words from magnetometer

magnetometric \ mag-​ˌnēt-​ə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce magnetometric (audio) , -​ˌnet-​ How to pronounce magnetometric (audio) \ adjective
magnetometry \ ˌmag-​nə-​ˈtäm-​ə-​trē How to pronounce magnetometry (audio) \ noun, plural magnetometries

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