colorimeter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n colorimeter a measuring instrument used in colorimetric analysis to determine the quantity of a substance from the color it yields with specific reagents
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Colorimeter An instrument for measuring the depth of the color of anything, especially of a liquid, by comparison with a standard liquid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n colorimeter An instrument for determining the strength of colors, especially of dyes. It consists essentially of two glass tubes of the same size, placed side by side on a stand. They are about half an inch in diameter and 15 inches high, and graduated. A standard solution of the color is placed in one tube, and in the other is placed a solution of the sample to be tested. To the darker solution enough water is added to bring both solutions to the same depth of color, and from this is calculated the strength of the tested sample.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Color, + -meter,: cf. F. colorim├Ętre,

Usage


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Eizo customers purchasing the company's ColorEdge LCD monitors bundled with new ColorNavigator Version 4 calibrator software now have the option of adding X-Rite's DTP94 colorimeter.
In recent years, as digitalized workflow has gained popularity and even-higher work efficiency is being required in printing, design and other graphic-related industries, the importance of colorimeters used for color proofing is increasing.
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