sensitometer

[ 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.

QUIZZES

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUNCTUATION QUIZ

Punctuation marks help make writing easy to read and understand. Some of the most important ones are the period (.), comma (,), question mark (?), and exclamation point (!). How well do you know how to use them? Find out in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
Which punctuation mark is best for this sentence? "Can I watch a movie __"

Origin of sensitometer

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

OTHER WORDS FROM sensitometer

sen·si·to·met·ric [sen-suh-toh-me-trik] /ˌsɛn sə toʊˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectivesen·si·to·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for sensitometer

sensitometer
/ (ˌsɛnsɪˈtɒmɪtə) /

noun

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

Derived forms of sensitometer

sensitometry, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012