photometry

noun pho·tom·e·try \ fō-ˈtä-mə-trē \

Definition of photometry

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

Origin and Etymology of photometry

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


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photometry

noun pho·tom·e·try \ fō-ˈtäm-ə-trē \

medical Definition of photometry

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

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