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absorptiometer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

absorption (absorption) +‎ -meter (measure)

PronunciationEdit

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əbˌzɔːp.ʃɪˈɒ.mɪ.ɚ/, /əbˌsɔːp.ʃɪˈɒ.mɪ.ɚ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˌsɔɹp.ʃiˈɑm.ə.dɚ/, /æbˌzɔɹp.ʃiˈɑm.ə.dɚ/, /əbˌzɔɹp.ʃiˈɑm.ə.dɚ/, /əbˌzɔɹp.ʃiˈɑm.ə.dɚ/, IPA(key): /æbˌsɔɹp.tiˈɑm.ə.dɚ/, /æbˌzɔɹp.tiˈɑm.ə.dɚ/, /əbˌzɔɹp.tiˈɑm.ə.dɚ/, /əbˌzɔɹp.tiˈɑm.ə.dɚ/

NounEdit

absorptiometer (plural absorptiometers)

  1. A instrument that computes the absorption rate by measuring the pressure of the gas; a colorimeter for liquids. [First attested in the late 19th century.][1]
  2. An instrument used to measure the amount of radiation or light absorbed. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 9