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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 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

Time Traveler
The first known use of photometric was in 1820

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Cite this Entry

“Photometric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition


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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