Definition of Bolometer

1. Noun. An instrument that measures heat radiation; extremely sensitive.




Definition of Bolometer

1. n. An instrument for measuring minute quantities of radiant heat, especially in different parts of the spectrum; -- called also actinic balance, thermic balance.

Definition of Bolometer

1. Noun. (physics) A sensitive device for detecting and measuring the energy of electromagnetic radiation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bolometer

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Medical Definition of Bolometer

1. An instrument for measuring minute quantities of radiant heat, especially in different parts of the spectrum. Synonym: actinic balance, thermic balance. Origin: Gr. A stroke, ray. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bolometer

bolls
bollu preñáu
bollworm
bollworms
bolo
bolo knife
bolo tie
bolo ties
bologna
bolognas
bolognese pasta sauce
bologram
bolograph
bolographic
bolographs
bolometer (current term)
bolometers
bolometric
bolometric correction
bolometric magnitude
bolometric magnitudes
bolometrically
boloney
boloneys
bolos
bolsheviki
bolsheviks
bolshevise
bolshevisms
bolshevize

Literary usage of Bolometer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Investigations of Infra-red Spectra by William Weber Coblentz (1908)
"It will be noticed that the thermopile is as sensitive as the bolometer. The sensitiveness of the radiometer is obtained by comparing it with the bolometer. ..."

2. The Principles of Electric Wave Telegraphy by John Ambrose Fleming (1908)
"bolometer Bridge. 12. The bolometer Method of measuring High Frequency Currents.—A third method of using a heated wire as an ammeter is the bolometer method ..."

3. Wireless Telegraphy by Jonathan Adolf Wilhelm Zenneck (1915)
"such as the bolometer, thermocouple and thermal galvanometer can come into consideration, and even then only for moderate distances. The bolometer has been ..."

4. The Theory of Heat by Thomas Preston (1894)
"The bolometer.—An instrument depending on the change of electric resistance with temperature, and surpassing the thermopile in delicacy and merit as a ..."

5. A Treatise on the Sun's Radiation and Other Solar Phenomena: In Continuation by Frank Hagar Bigelow (1918)
"Pyrheliometer and bolometer Observations We shall now collect together the accepted data of the observations derived from the pyrheliometer and the ..."

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