Radiomicrometer Ra`di*o*mi*crom"e*ter (r[=a]`d[i^]*[-o]*m[-i]*kr[o^]m"[-e]*t[~e]r), n. [Radio- + micrometer.] (Physics) A very sensitive modification or application of the thermopile, used for indicating minute changes of radiant heat, or temperature. [1913 Webster]

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  • radiomicrometer — /ray dee oh muy krom i teuhr/, n. an instrument for measuring small amounts of radiant energy, consisting of a sensitive thermocouple connected to a galvanometer. [1885 90; RADIO + MICROMETER] * * * …   Universalium

  • radiomicrometer — noun a device used to measure small changes in radiant heat, or in temperature …   Wiktionary

  • radiomicrometer — A sensitive thermopile designed for the measurement of minute changes in radiant energy. * * * ra·dio·mi·crom·e·ter (ra″de o mi kromґə tər) [radio + micro + meter] a sensitive radiometer for detecting minute amounts of radiant… …   Medical dictionary

  • radiomicrometer — n. instrument for measuring small quantities of radiant energy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • radiomicrometer — ra·dio·micrometer …   English syllables

  • radiomicrometer — /ˌreɪdioʊmaɪˈkrɒmətə/ (say .raydeeohmuy kromuhtuh) noun a sensitive instrument for measuring heat radiation, consisting of a thermocouple connected directly into a single copper loop which forms the coil of a galvanometer …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Boys, Sir Charles Vernon — ▪ British physicist and inventor born March 15, 1855, Wing, Rutland, Eng. died March 30, 1944, St. Mary Bourne, Andover, Hampshire       English physicist and inventor of sensitive instruments, known particularly for his utilization of the… …   Universalium

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