konimeter

[koh-nim-i-ter]
noun
an instrument for measuring the amount of dust in the air.

Origin:
1915–20; < Greek kóni(s) dust + -meter

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To konimeter
Collins
World English Dictionary
konimeter (kəʊˈnɪmɪtə)
 
n
a device for measuring airborne dust concentration in which samples are obtained by sucking the air through a hole and allowing it to pass over a glass plate coated with grease on which the particles collect
 
[C20: from Greek konia dust + -meter]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Finally, both the midget impinger and the konimeter were often used as area rather than personal samplers.
Membrane filters are used instead of a konimeter be- cause they permit firmer deposition of dusts.
There is a limited relationship between the values measured by filtering instruments and those obtained by konimeter.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature