radiometer

noun ra·di·om·e·ter \ ˌrā-dē-ˈä-mə-tər \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of radiometer

: an instrument for detecting and usually for measuring the intensity of radiant energy

radiometry

play \ˌrā-dē-ˈä-mə-trē\ noun

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First Known Use of radiometer

1875


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radiometer

noun ra·di·om·e·ter \ ˌrād-ē-ˈäm-ət-ər \

medical Definition of radiometer

: an instrument for measuring the intensity of radiant energy; also : an instrument for measuring electromagnetic radiation or sound waves

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