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gradiometer

[grey-dee-om-i-ter] /ˌgreɪ diˈɒm ɪ tər/
noun, Physics.
1.
any instrument used to measure a gradient, as the rate of change of the geomagnetic field.
Compare gradient (def 3a).
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; gradi(ent) + -o- + -meter
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  • These accelerometers are arranged in three pairs and are aligned along three different axes of the gradiometer.
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British Dictionary definitions for gradiometer

gradiometer

/ˌɡrædɪˈɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
(physics) an instrument for measuring the gradient of a magnetic field
2.
(surveying) an instrument used to ensure that a long gradient remains constant
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