konimeter

[ koh-nim-i-ter ]
/ koʊˈnɪm ɪ tər /

noun

an instrument for measuring the amount of dust in the air.

Nearby words

  1. kong zi,
  2. kongo,
  3. kongoni,
  4. kongur shan,
  5. konia,
  6. konini,
  7. koniology,
  8. konkani,
  9. konoye,
  10. konoye, fumimaro

Origin of konimeter

1915–20; < Greek kóni(s) dust + -meter

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British Dictionary definitions for konimeter

konimeter

/ (kəʊˈnɪmɪtə) /

noun

a device for measuring airborne dust concentration in which samples are obtained by sucking the air through a hole and allowing it to pass over a glass plate coated with grease on which the particles collect

Word Origin for konimeter

C20: from Greek konia dust + -meter

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