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audiometer

[aw-dee-om-i-ter]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. an instrument for gauging and recording acuity of hearing.
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Origin of audiometer

First recorded in 1875–80; audio- + -meter
Also called sonometer.
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  • Audiometer, awd-i-om′et-ėr, n. an instrument for measuring and recording differences in the power of hearing.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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British Dictionary definitions for audiometer

audiometer

noun
  1. an instrument for testing the intensity and frequency range of sound that is capable of detection by the human ear
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Derived Formsaudiometric (ˌɔːdɪəʊˈmɛtrɪk), adjectiveaudiometrically, adverbaudiometrist, nounaudiometry, noun
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audiometer in Medicine

audiometer

(ô′dē-ŏmĭ-tər)
n.
  1. An electrical instrument for measuring the threshold of hearing for pure tones of normally audible frequencies generally varying from 200 to 8000 hertz and recorded in decibels.
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Related formsau′di•o•metric (-ō-mĕtrĭk) adj.au′di•o•me•trician (-ō-mə-trĭshən) n.au′di•ome•try n.
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