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noun Physics.
  1. any instrument used to measure a gradient, as the rate of change of the geomagnetic field.Compare gradient(def 3a).
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Origin of gradiometer

First recorded in 1800–10; gradi(ent) + -o- + -meter
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British Dictionary definitions for gradiometer


  1. physics an instrument for measuring the gradient of a magnetic field
  2. surveying an instrument used to ensure that a long gradient remains constant
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