actinic balance
Bolometer Bo*lom"e*ter, n. [Gr. ? a stroke, ray + -meter.] (Physics) An instrument for measuring minute quantities of radiant heat, especially in different parts of the spectrum; -- called also {actinic balance}, {thermic balance}. --S. P. Langley. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • thermic balance — Bolometer Bo*lom e*ter, n. [Gr. ? a stroke, ray + meter.] (Physics) An instrument for measuring minute quantities of radiant heat, especially in different parts of the spectrum; called also {actinic balance}, {thermic balance}. S. P. Langley.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bolometer — Bo*lom e*ter, n. [Gr. ? a stroke, ray + meter.] (Physics) An instrument for measuring minute quantities of radiant heat, especially in different parts of the spectrum; called also {actinic balance}, {thermic balance}. S. P. Langley. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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