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photometry

[foh-tom-i-tree] /foʊˈtɒm ɪ tri/
noun
1.
the measurement of the intensity of light or of relative illuminating power.
2.
the science dealing with such measurements.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Neo-Latin photometria. See photo-, -metry
Related forms
photometric
[foh-tuh-me-trik] /ˌfoʊ təˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
photometrical, adjective
photometrist, photometrician
[foh-tuh-me-trish-uh n] /ˌfoʊ tə mɛˈtrɪʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the web for photometry
  • The purpose of photometry is to measure light in a way that takes the sensitivity of human visual system into account.
  • photometry-The purpose of photometry is to measure light in a way that takes the sensitivity of human visual system into account.
British Dictionary definitions for photometry

photometry

/fəʊˈtɒmɪtrɪ/
noun
1.
the measurement of the intensity of light
2.
the branch of physics concerned with such measurements
Derived Forms
photometric (ˌfəʊtəˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
photometrically, adverb
photometrist, noun
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photometry in Science
photometry
  (fō-tŏm'ĭ-trē)   
The measurement of the intensity, brightness, or other properties of light. Also called photometrics. See also luminous intensity.
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