radiometer

noun

ra·​di·​om·​e·​ter ˌrā-dē-ˈä-mə-tər How to pronounce radiometer (audio)
: an instrument for detecting and usually for measuring the intensity of radiant energy
radiometry noun

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Examples of radiometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The agency collected the data using a thermal radiometer tool aboard the International Space Station. Jessica Boehm, Axios, 10 July 2024 Juno is also equipped with a handful of other scientific instruments, including an energetic particle detector, an ultraviolet imaging spectrograph and a microwave radiometer. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Jan. 2024 Wolf and his startup, Arable, intend to market the gadget as a $500 replacement for $10,000 weather stations with $5000 net radiometers. IEEE Spectrum, 12 July 2016 Visible and infrared cameras capture outermost details, while magnetometers and a microwave radiometer (along with detectors tuned for various types of energetic particles) gather information on the flurry of electromagnetic activity infusing the planet. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 25 May 2017 See all Example Sentences for radiometer 

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radiometer was in 1875

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“Radiometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiometer. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

radiometer

noun
ra·​di·​om·​e·​ter ˌrād-ē-ˈäm-ət-ər How to pronounce radiometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring the strength of radiant energy
radiometric
ˌrād-ē-ō-ˈme-trik
adjective
radiometry noun

Medical Definition

radiometer

noun
ra·​di·​om·​e·​ter ˌrād-ē-ˈäm-ət-ər How to pronounce radiometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring the intensity of radiant energy
also : an instrument for measuring electromagnetic radiation or sound waves

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