photometry

noun
pho·​tom·​e·​try | \ fō-ˈtä-mə-trē How to pronounce photometry (audio) \

Definition of photometry

: a branch of science that deals with measurement of the intensity of light also : the practice of using a photometer

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Another method of discovering exoplanets is transit photometry. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "One Map, 4,000 Exoplanets," 12 July 2019 The space agency had to miniaturize the technology used in precision photometry, including an active thermal control system and a steady astronomical camera. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "NASA to Test CubeSat Telescope for Measuring the Brightness of Stars," 8 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of photometry

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for photometry

New Latin photometria, from phot- + -metria -metry

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The first known use of photometry was in 1807

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photometry

noun
pho·​tom·​e·​try | \ fō-ˈtäm-ə-trē How to pronounce photometry (audio) \
plural photometries

Medical Definition of photometry

: a branch of science that deals with measurement of the intensity of light also : the practice of using a photometer

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