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noun Photography.
  1. 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.
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Origin of sensitometer

First recorded in 1875–80; sensit(ive) + -o- + -meter
Related formssen·si·to·met·ric [sen-suh-toh-me-trik] /ˌsɛn sə toʊˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectivesen·si·to·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for sensitometer


  1. an instrument for measuring the sensitivity to light of a photographic material over a range of exposures
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Derived Formssensitometry, noun
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