[ spek-trom-i-ter ]
/ spɛkˈtrɒm ɪ tər /
an optical device for measuring wavelengths, deviation of refracted rays, and angles between faces of a prism, especially an instrument (prism spectrometer) consisting of a slit through which light passes, a collimator, a prism that deviates the light, and a telescope through which the deviated light is viewed and examined.
Related formsspec·tro·met·ric [spek-truh-me-trik] /ˌspɛk trəˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectivespec·trom·e·try, noun
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Examples from the Web for spectrometer
The spectrometer is characterized by high data rates and many events per burst.On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969|H. W. Fulbright et al.
This spectrometer detects and measures gamma rays and sorts them according to their energy.The Atomic Fingerprint|Bernard Keisch
British Dictionary definitions for spectrometer
/ (spɛkˈtrɒmɪtə) /
any instrument for producing a spectrum, esp one in which wavelength, energy, intensity, etc, can be measuredSee also mass spectrometer
Derived Formsspectrometric (ˌspɛktrəʊˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivespectrometry, noun
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Medicine definitions for spectrometer
[ spĕk-trŏm′ĭ-tər ]
A spectroscope equipped with scales for measuring wavelengths or indexes of refraction.
Related formsspec′tro•met′ric (-trə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for spectrometer
[ spĕk-trŏm′ĭ-tər ]
A spectroscope equipped with devices for measuring the frequencies of the radiation observed by it.
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