Origin of colorimeter

First recorded in 1860–65; color + -i- + -meter
Related formscol·or·i·met·ric [kuhl-er-uh-me-trik] /ˌkʌl ɛr əˈmɛ trɪk/, col·or·i·met·ri·cal, adjectivecol·or·i·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbcol·or·im·e·trist, nouncol·or·im·e·try, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for colorimetric


  1. Also called: tintometer an apparatus for determining the concentration of a solution of a coloured substance by comparing the intensity of its colour with that of a standard solution or with standard colour slides
  2. any apparatus for measuring the quality of a colour by comparison with standard colours or combinations of colours
Derived Formscolorimetric (ˌkʌlərɪˈmɛtrɪk) or colorimetrical, adjectivecolorimetrically, adverbcolorimetry, noun
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