pho·​to·​met·​ric | \ ˌfō-tə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce photometric (audio) \

Definition of photometric

: of or relating to photometry or the photometer

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Other Words from photometric

photometrically \ ˌfō-​tə-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce photometric (audio) \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web City officials said a photometric plan was submitted that showed the expansion meets city requirements for lighting on the property. Steve Lord,, 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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First Known Use of photometric

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Photometric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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pho·​to·​met·​ric | \ ˌfōt-ə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce photometric (audio) \

Medical Definition of photometric

: of or relating to photometry or the photometer

Other Words from photometric

photometrically \ -​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce photometric (audio) \ adverb


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