[ koh-nim-i-ter ]
/ koʊˈnɪm ɪ tər /


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


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Origin of konimeter

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

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British Dictionary definitions for konimeter

/ (kəʊˈnɪmɪtə) /


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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