spectrometer

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noun spec·trom·e·ter \spek-ˈträ-mə-tər\

Definition of spectrometer

  1. 1 :  an instrument used for measuring wavelengths of light spectra

  2. 2 :  any of various analytical instruments in which an emission (as of particles or radiation) is dispersed according to some property (such as mass or energy) of the emission and the amount of dispersion is measured nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer

spectrometric

play \ˌspek-trə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

spectrometry

play \spek-ˈträ-mə-trē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of spectrometer

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1874


Medical Dictionary

spectrometer

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noun spec·trom·e·ter \spek-ˈträm-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of spectrometer

  1. 1:  an instrument used for measuring wavelengths of light spectra

  2. 2:  any of various analytical instruments in which an emission (as of particles or radiation) is dispersed according to some property (as mass or energy) of the emission and the amount of dispersion is measured nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer

spectrometric

\ˌspek-trə-ˈme-trik\play adjective

spectrometry

\spek-ˈträm-ə-trē\play noun plural

spectrometries



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