dust counter


any instrument used to measure the size and number of dust particles per unit volume in the atmosphere.

Origin of dust counter

First recorded in 1890–95
Also called nucleus counter.
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  • It is not nearly so accurate as the dust-counter; but it is cheaper, more easily wrought, and more handy for quick work.

    Meteorology|J. G. M'Pherson