Definition of Scintillometer

1. Noun. (physics) A device that measures fluctuations in the Earth’s atmosphere. ¹



2. Noun. (physics) A scintillation counter. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scintillometer

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Medical Definition of Scintillometer

1. Synonym: scintillation counter. Origin: L. Scintilla, spark, + G. Metron, measure (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scintillometer

scintillates
scintillating
scintillating scotoma
scintillatingly
scintillation
scintillation camera
scintillation cocktail
scintillation cocktails
scintillation counter
scintillation counting
scintillation vial
scintillations
scintillator
scintillators
scintillometer (current term)
scintillometers
scintillous
scintiphotograph
scintiphotography
scintiscan
scintiscanner
scintiscans
scintography
sciography
sciolism
sciolisms
sciolist
sciolistic
sciolists

Literary usage of Scintillometer

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

1. The London Medical and Physical Journal (1799)
"Dr. Fricke's scintillometer consists of a metal cylinder, thirty inches long, which lies insulated upon a pedestal, in a horizontal direction : it is ..."

2. Symons's Meteorological Magazine (1885)
"In it M. Montigny begins by explaining that the indications given by the scintillometer may be divided into three classes. ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1890)
"His most important researches were on the scintillation of the stars, for which he invented an instrument called the scintillometer, which he observed ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"The frequency and extent of the oscillations and changes of color may be observed by means of the scintillometer, by which the image of a star is drawn out ..."

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