pyrheliometer

noun
pyr·​he·​li·​om·​e·​ter | \ ˌpī(-ə)r-ˌhē-lē-ˈä-mə-tər How to pronounce pyrheliometer (audio) , ˌpir- \

Definition of pyrheliometer

: an instrument for measuring the sun's radiant energy as received at the earth

Other Words from pyrheliometer

pyrheliometric \ ˌpī(-​ə)r-​ˌhē-​lē-​ə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce pyrheliometer (audio) , ˌpir-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of pyrheliometer

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Pyrheliometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyrheliometer. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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