[ ab-sawrp-shee-om-i-ter, -zawrp- ]
/ æbˌsɔrp ʃiˈɒm ɪ tər, -ˌzɔrp- /


a photoelectric instrument for measuring the concentration of a substance, as a transparent solution, by its absorption of monochromatic light.

Nearby words

  1. absorbent vessel,
  2. absorber,
  3. absorbing,
  4. absorbing well,
  5. absorptance,
  6. absorptiometry,
  7. absorption,
  8. absorption band,
  9. absorption chromatography,
  10. absorption coefficient

Origin of absorptiometer

First recorded in 1875–80; absorpti(on) + -o- + -meter

Related formsab·sorp·ti·o·met·ric [ab-sawrp-shee-uh-me-trik, -zawrp-] /æbˌsɔrp ʃi əˈmɛ trɪk, -ˌzɔrp-/, adjective

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