scientific instrument

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scientific instrument an instrument used by scientists
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Usage

In literature:

A library, scientifically prepared food, and instruments of the most modern type were on board.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
The balloon carried a load of about five tons, including food, clothing, ballast, scientific instruments, and men.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Most of the scientific instruments were in the bottom of the river.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
Instead of clothing, it contained the most singular assortment of scientific instruments.
"The Galaxy" by Various
The scientific instruments were in place.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Begin the manufacture of mining and scientific instruments for survey work.
"The Variable Man" by Philip K. Dick
Each one of us carried a forty-five pound load, made up of Indian presents, tools, ammunition, and scientific instruments.
"A Volunteer with Pike" by Robert Ames Bennet
Vienna is also the principal seat for scientific and surgical instruments.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
The solar microscope was always a favourite plaything or instrument of scientific inquiry.
"Shelley at Oxford" by Thomas Jefferson Hogg
A very interesting invention of a scientific instrument of some precision by Leonardo was what may be called a weather gauge.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
In scientific measurements, objects and instruments alike are so constituted that numerical results can only be approximate.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
His works were burned by the common hangman, his house, library, and scientific instruments were destroyed by an infuriate and pious mob.
"Heresy: Its Utility And Morality" by Charles Bradlaugh
The two sledges, each with a team of ten dogs, were laden with supplies and scientific instruments.
"The Romance of Polar Exploration" by G. Firth Scott
The brake gives but crude results at best; it is a means of control, and not an instrument of scientific investigation.
"Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants" by R. E. Mathot
SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS AND BOOKS LOANED TO ANY ONE.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various
An electrical machine was in the window of a scientific instrument maker's shop, and a youth stood looking at it with eager eyes.
"The Little Gleaner, Vol. X." by Various
To the very last they had carried their scientific outfit and instruments.
"True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World" by Adolphus W. Greely
Although an amateur of the sciences, Prince became a skilled maker of scientific instruments.
"Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers" by Silvio A. Bedini
Instruments and Apparatus for Scientific purposes.
"A Report on Washington Territory" by William Henry Ruffner
The electric cautery and probe are also scientific and useful instruments.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn
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In news:

A dilatometer is a scientific instrument that measures the length change of a material as a function of change in temperature.
Two polar scientists hot on the trail of an arctic mystery have a new tool for exploration: a hovercraft , specially outfitted for week-long trips over the ice with scientific instruments and solar panels.
ITT Exelis has completed the acquisition of Applied Kilovolts Group Holdings Ltd, a provider of precision high-voltage power supplies for medical, scientific, pharmaceutical and food safety instruments .
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments recently introduced the Prominence GPC high-performance liquid chromatograph.
Oceanographers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are getting ready to install a device designed to provide alternative energy for scientific instruments along the Arctic Coast.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Supports Central College of the German Confectionery Industry with Rheology Instrument Donation.
Scientific instrument company doubling space.
Tadworth, UK - 7th November, 2012: Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, have been chosen as suppliers of warm stages to a number of laboratories in the UK for sperm assessment.
E-Hong will add NanoInk to its line of high-precision scientific instruments from around the world for distribution in Taiwan.
Each Wave Glider is comprised of a surfboard-like float that contains all the instrumentation needed for scientific experiments, plus the intelligence needed to keep the vessel on course or to maneuver it in a different direction.
In advance of the orbital insertion, mission managers checked out the scientific instruments aboard the orbiter, and there were reports that one of the 28 channels on the probe's high-resolution camera was returning bad data.
The best-known scientific instrument in history was dying.
The Opportunity rover extends its robotic arm, bristling with scientific instruments, over Martian rocks and dirt.
For more than 25 years, Sper Scientific has manufactured and distributed precision measurement instruments, including meters for testing a variety a water quality parameters.
Thermo Scientific TruDefender FT and FirstDefender RM are field-ready chemical identification instruments that deliver precise, actionable intelligence to hazmat teams and other first responders around the world.
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In science:

The Planet Finder: proposal for a 2nd generation VLT Instrument. In Scientific frontiers in research on extrasolar planets, ASP Conference Series Vol. 294, D.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
In short, we need to make scientific, technical, and methodological instruments available to observe, explore, and study the emergence of new forms of social regulation, considering growing awareness at the population level and making use of it.
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Bielefeld, Germany 9currently at: IfG - Institute for Scientific Instruments GmbH, Berlin, Germany 10currently at: Dept. of Geophysical Sciences, Univ.
The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Testing a Novelty-Detection Algorithm on Two Mobile Exploration Systems at Rivas Vaciamadrid in Spain and at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah
Markham, J.R. et al. Bench top Fourier transform infrared based instrument for simultaneously measuring surface spectral emittance and temperature. Review of Scientific Instruments 64, 2515-2522 (1993). 203.
Nanoscale Heat Transfer: from Computation to Experiment
Cahill, D.G. Analysis of heat flow in layered structures for timedomain thermoreflectance. Review of Scientific Instruments 75, 5119-5122 (2004). 212.
Nanoscale Heat Transfer: from Computation to Experiment
Norris, P.M. et al. Femtosecond pump--probe nondestructive examination of materials (invited). Review of Scientific Instruments 74, 400-406 (2003).
Nanoscale Heat Transfer: from Computation to Experiment
Capinski, W.S. & Maris, H.J. Improved apparatus for picosecond pump-and-probe optical measurements. Review of Scientific Instruments 67, 2720-2726 (1996). 220.
Nanoscale Heat Transfer: from Computation to Experiment
Kralik, T., Hanzelka, P., Musilova, V., Srnka, A. & Zobac, M. Cryogenic apparatus for study of near-field heat transfer. Review of Scientific Instruments 82, 055106 (2011). 308.
Nanoscale Heat Transfer: from Computation to Experiment
The scientific payload will consist of two instruments: 1.
T.I.P.O. (Tesla Interferometric Planetary Observer)
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