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dosimeter

[ doh-sim-i-ter ]

noun

  1. a device carried on the person for measuring the quantity of ionizing radiation, as gamma rays, to which one has been exposed.


dosimeter

/ ˈdəʊsˌmiːtə; ˌdəʊsɪˈmɛtrɪk; ˌdəʊsɪməˈtrɪʃən; dəʊˈsɪmiːtə /

noun

  1. an instrument for measuring the dose of X-rays or other radiation absorbed by matter or the intensity of a source of radiation


dosimeter

/ dō-sĭmĭ-tər /

  1. An instrument that measures the amount of x-ray or other radiation absorbed in a given period.


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Derived Forms

  • dosimetrician, noun
  • doˈsimetry, noun
  • dosimetric, adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dosimeter1

1880–85; < Greek dósi ( s ) dose + -meter

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Example Sentences

The 4M craft also includes a radiation dosimeter built by the Spanish company iC-Málaga.

I found myself checking the dosimeter for radiation levels more often than usual.

Rip watched his dosimeter climb steadily as the radiation dosage mounted.

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