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[koh-nim-i-ter] /koʊˈnɪm ɪ tər/
an instrument for measuring the amount of dust in the air.
Origin of konimeter
1915-20; < Greek kóni(s) dust + -meter Unabridged
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Examples from the web for konimeter
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for konimeter


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
Word Origin
C20: from Greek konia dust + -meter
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