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.

Origin of dosimeter

1880–85; < Greek dósi(s) dose + -meter
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Contemporary Examples of dosimeter

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

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British Dictionary definitions for dosimeter

dosimeter

dosemeter (ˈdəʊsˌmiːtə)

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
Derived Formsdosimetric (ˌdəʊsɪˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivedosimetrician (ˌdəʊsɪməˈtrɪʃən) or dosimetrist, noundosimetry, noun
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dosimeter in Medicine

dosimeter

[dō-sĭmĭ-tər]
n.
  1. An instrument that measures the amount of radiation absorbed in a given period.
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dosimeter in Science

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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