spectrometer


spectrometer
An instrument for determining the wavelength or energy of light or other electromagnetic emission. [spectro- + G. metron, measure]

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spec·trom·e·ter spek-'träm-ət-ər n
1) an instrument used for measuring wavelengths of light spectra
2) any of various analytical instruments in which an emission (as of particles or radiation) is dispersed according to some property (as mass or energy) of the emission and the amount of dispersion is measured <nuclear magnetic resonance \spectrometer>
spec·tro·met·ric .spek-trə-'me-trik adj
spec·trom·e·try spek-'träm-ə-trē n, pl -tries

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n.
any instrument for measuring the intensity and wavelengths of visible or invisible electromagnetic radiations. See also spectroscope.

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spec·trom·e·ter (spek-tromґə-tər) [spectro- + -meter] 1. an instrument for measuring the index of refraction by measuring the external angle of a prism of the substance. 2. a spectroscope for measuring the wavelengths of rays of a spectrum.

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