[ sen-si-tom-i-ter ]
/ ˌsɛn sɪˈtɒm ɪ tər /

noun Photography.

an instrument for testing the sensitivity of various types of film, consisting of an apparatus for exposing successive parts of the film to a light of standard intensity at successively increasing lengths of exposure.

Origin of sensitometer

First recorded in 1875–80; sensit(ive) + -o- + -meter

Related forms

sen·si·to·met·ric [sen-suh-toh-me-trik] /ˌsɛn sə toʊˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectivesen·si·to·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for sensitometer


/ (ˌsɛnsɪˈtɒmɪtə) /


an instrument for measuring the sensitivity to light of a photographic material over a range of exposures

Derived Forms

sensitometry, noun
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