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colorimeter

[kuhl-uh-rim-i-ter] /ˌkʌl əˈrɪm ɪ tər/
noun
1.
a device that analyzes color by measuring a given color in terms of a standard color, a scale of colors, or certain primary colors.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; color + -i- + -meter
Related forms
colorimetric
[kuhl-er-uh-me-trik] /ˌkʌl ɛr əˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
colorimetrical, adjective
colorimetrically, adverb
colorimetrist, noun
colorimetry, noun
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Examples from the web for colorimeter
  • Sensors inside the colorimeter measure brightness, contrast and color settings.
  • Describes differences in the construction of a colorimeter and a photometer.
  • Additionally, each subject will have their skin measured using a reflectance colorimeter.
British Dictionary definitions for colorimeter

colorimeter

/ˌkʌləˈrɪmɪtə/
noun
1.
Also called tintometer. an apparatus for determining the concentration of a solution of a coloured substance by comparing the intensity of its colour with that of a standard solution or with standard colour slides
2.
any apparatus for measuring the quality of a colour by comparison with standard colours or combinations of colours
Derived Forms
colorimetric (ˌkʌlərɪˈmɛtrɪk), colorimetrical, adjective
colorimetrically, adverb
colorimetry, noun
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