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Meaning of RADIOMETER

Pronunciation:  `reydi'âmitur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  meter to detect and measure radiant energy (electromagnetic or acoustic)
 

RADIOMETER is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 See Also: Crookes radiometer, meter, radiomicrometer, Rayleigh disk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ra`di*om"e*ter\, n. [L. radius radius + -meter: cf.
F. radiom[`e]tre.]
1. (Naut.) A forestaff.

2. (Physics) An instrument designed for measuring the
   mechanical effect of radiant energy.

Note: It consists of a number of light discs, blackened on
      one side, placed at the ends of extended arms,
      supported on an a pivot in an exhausted glass vessel.
      When exposed to rays of light or heat, the arms rotate.

 

 

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