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cyanometer

[sahy-uh-nom-i-ter] /ˌsaɪ əˈnɒm ɪ tər/
noun, Optics.
1.
an instrument for measuring the amount and intensity of blue in light, as of the sky.
Origin of cyanometer
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; cyano-1 + -meter
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  • An instrument called a “cyanometer,” meaning “measurer of blue,” is used for ascertaining the intensity of color in the sky.

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