from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A spectroscope equipped with scales for measuring wavelengths or indexes of refraction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An optical instrument for measuring the absorption of light by chemical substances; typically it will plot a graph of absorption versus wavelength or frequency, and the patterns produced are used to identify the substances present, and their internal structure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A spectroscope fitted for measurements of the luminious spectra observed with it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument used chiefly to measure the angular deviation of light-rays in passing through a prism, and hence to determine the refractive indices of the substance of which the prism is formed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. spectroscope for obtaining a mass spectrum by deflecting ions into a thin slit and measuring the ion current with an electrometer
One of the things they use to help analyze this is something we call the spectrometer and what this basically does is measures wavelengths of light.
That afternoon I was ferried to the mountaintop and introduced to the telescopes and the spectrometer, which is affixed to the base of the big mirror like an oversize parasite to its host.
The spectrometer is a large particle physics experiment package that is expected to shed light on the nature and evolution of the universe.
Chamitoff said Endeavour was the first shuttle to bring a piece of the space station into space, and now it is going to carry up the spectrometer, which is the station's final major piece of external hardware.
He does chemical analysis on athletes using an ICP spectrometer, which is used in a variety of fields.
Hi clament, the water is detected by a device called a spectrometer google this for more information, one of astronomy's best tools and shown on the graphs below the picture.
Sitting on the shelf opposite the spectrometer was a three-inch binder of red vinyl.
At the heart of the spectrometer is a 3-foot, doughnut-shaped magnet.
First, a prism can be used to make a spectrometer, which is a device for examining the intensity of
An instrument on Spitzer called a spectrometer analyzed light from one of the jets, revealing information about its molecules.