bolometric

bolometer

[boh-lom-i-ter, buh-]
noun Physics.
a device for measuring minute amounts of radiant energy by determining the changes of resistance in an electric conductor caused by changes in its temperature.

Origin:
1880–85; < Greek bol() ray + -o- + -meter

bolometric [boh-luh-me-trik] , adjective
bolometrically, adverb
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bolometer (bəʊˈlɒmɪtə)
 
n
a sensitive instrument for measuring radiant energy by the increase in the resistance of an electrical conductor
 
[C19: from bol-, from Greek bolē ray of light, stroke, from ballein to throw + -meter]
 
bolometric
 
adj
 
bolo'metrically
 
adv
 
bo'lometry
 
n

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