re·​flec·​tom·​e·​ter ˌrē-ˌflek-ˈtä-mə-tər How to pronounce reflectometer (audio)
: a device for measuring reflectance
reflectometry noun

Examples of reflectometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The spacecraft will use near-infrared lasers to shine light into its dark polar regions while an onboard reflectometer will measure surface texture and composition. Leonard David, Scientific American, 24 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reflectometer was in 1891

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“Reflectometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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