photometric

adjective

pho·​to·​met·​ric ˌfō-tə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce photometric (audio)
: of or relating to photometry or the photometer
photometrically adverb

Examples of photometric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In September, Ralph collected photometric data on both ice giants while the HST simultaneously imaged them from Earth orbit. Diane Hope, Ars Technica, 12 Dec. 2023 But the photometric success of other JWST results so far suggests Labbé and his colleagues’ preliminary analysis is correct. Jonathan O'Callaghan, Scientific American, 13 Apr. 2023 These challenges are daunting for classical vision, because photometric signals are simply inconsistent. IEEE Spectrum, 20 Jan. 2023 If a photometric observation is like a picture of a face in a crowd, then a spectroscopic observation is like a DNA test that can tell an individual’s family history. Quanta Magazine, 20 Jan. 2023 Ant 2 could be the tip of an iceberg—a population of extremely diffuse galactic dwarf galaxies even fainter than the numerous satellites detected in wide-area photometric surveys over the past two decades. Chelsea Gohd, Discover Magazine, 29 Nov. 2018 The researchers then had their system rate the images on the basis of statistical measures like facial distortion and local image similarity, which measures the photometric change between different areas of a picture. Veronique Greenwood, Discover Magazine, 29 Nov. 2011 City officials said a photometric plan was submitted that showed the expansion meets city requirements for lighting on the property. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 2 July 2021 Infrared measurements capture a greater amount of the light from such galaxies, leading to better estimates of their photometric redshift. Anil Ananthaswamy, Scientific American, 12 May 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of photometric was in 1820

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“Photometric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photometric. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

photometric

adjective
pho·​to·​met·​ric ˌfōt-ə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce photometric (audio)
: of or relating to photometry or the photometer
photometrically adverb
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