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[doh-sim-i-ter] /doʊˈsɪm ɪ tər/
a device carried on the person for measuring the quantity of ionizing radiation, as gamma rays, to which one has been exposed.
Origin of dosimeter
1880-85; < Greek dósi(s) dose + -meter Unabridged
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Examples from the web for dosimeter
  • Determine an employee's noise dose whenever use of a noise dosimeter is unavailable or inappropriate.
  • The dosimeter buyer should be well aware of his needs before deciding which type to purchase.
  • To do this, an instrument called a dosimeter is used.
  • Tell your laboratory or dosimeter supplier what type of sampling you are planning.
  • The noise dosimeter may be thought of as a sound level meter with an additional storage and computational function.
  • Basically, there are two different instruments to measure noise exposures: the sound level meter and the dosimeter.
  • Machines now being used to scan checked luggage can register a significant dose on a dosimeter.
  • The exposure reduction was accompanied by an increase of shift length as represented by dosimeter sample duration.
British Dictionary definitions for dosimeter


an instrument for measuring the dose of X-rays or other radiation absorbed by matter or the intensity of a source of radiation
Derived Forms
dosimetric (ˌdəʊsɪˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
dosimetrician (ˌdəʊsɪməˈtrɪʃən), dosimetrist, noun
dosimetry, noun
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dosimeter in Medicine

dosimeter do·sim·e·ter (dō-sĭm'ĭ-tər)
An instrument that measures the amount of radiation absorbed in a given period.

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dosimeter in Science
An instrument that measures the amount of x-ray or other radiation absorbed in a given period.
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