time–of–flight

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adjective \ˈtīm-ə(v)-ˈflīt\

Definition of time–of–flight

  1. :  of, relating to, being, or done with an instrument (such as a mass spectrometer) that separates particles (such as ions) according to the time required for them to traverse a tube of a certain length

1945

First Known Use of time–of–flight

1945


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time–of–flight

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adjective \ˌtīm-ə(v)-ˌflīt\

Medical Definition of time–of–flight

  1. :  of, relating to, being, or done with an instrument (as a mass spectrometer) that separates particles (as ions) according to the time required for them to traverse a tube of a certain length a time–of–flight imaging system time–of–flight magnetic resonance angiography—abbreviation TOF

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