sensitometer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sensitometer a measuring instrument for measuring the light sensitivity of film over a range of exposures
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sensitometer (Photog) An instrument or apparatus for comparing and grading the sensitiveness of plates, films, etc., as a screen divided into squares of different shades or colors, from which a picture is made on the plate to be tested.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sensitometer An apparatus or device of any kind for testing or determining the degree of sensitiveness of photographic films, emulsions, etc.; also, loosely, the sensitiveness of a plate (generally expressed in numbers) as indicated by a sensitometer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sensitometer an apparatus for testing the degrees of sensitiveness of photographic films
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Sensitive; -meter
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sensussentīre, to feel.

Usage

In literature:

Another method, employed largely in England, depends on the use of the Warnerke sensitometer.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885" by Various
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