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sensitometer

[sen-si-tom-i-ter] /ˌsɛn sɪˈtɒm ɪ tər/
noun, Photography.
1.
an instrument for testing the sensitivity of various types of film, consisting of an apparatus for exposing successive parts of the film to a light of standard intensity at successively increasing lengths of exposure.
Origin of sensitometer
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; sensit(ive) + -o- + -meter
Related forms
sensitometric
[sen-suh-toh-me-trik] /ˌsɛn sə toʊˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
sensitometrically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for sensitometer

sensitometer

/ˌsɛnsɪˈtɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
an instrument for measuring the sensitivity to light of a photographic material over a range of exposures
Derived Forms
sensitometry, noun
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