Definition of Spectrometer

1. Noun. Spectroscope for obtaining a mass spectrum by deflecting ions into a thin slit and measuring the ion current with an electrometer.

Exact synonyms: Mass Spectrometer
Specialized synonyms: Mass Spectrograph
Generic synonyms: Prism Spectroscope, Spectroscope
Derivative terms: Spectrometric



Definition of Spectrometer

1. n. A spectroscope fitted for measurements of the luminious spectra observed with it.

Definition of Spectrometer

1. Noun. (analytical chemistry) 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spectrometer

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Spectrometer

1. A spectroscope fitted for measurements of the luminious spectra observed with it. Origin: Spectrum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spectrometer

spectrography
spectroheliogram
spectroheliograms
spectroheliograph
spectroheliographs
spectroheliokinematograph
spectroheliokinematographs
spectrohelioscope
spectrohelioscopes
spectrolite
spectrolites
spectrological
spectrology
spectromagnetograph
spectromagnetographs
spectrometer (current term)
spectrometers
spectrometre
spectrometres
spectrometric
spectrometries
spectrometrist
spectrometrists
spectrometry
spectromicroscopy
spectrophobia
spectrophotofluorimetry
spectrophotography
spectrophotometer
spectrophotometers

Literary usage of Spectrometer

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1. The Theory of Light by Thomas Preston (1890)
"The spectrometer.—Fig. 57 represents the outline of a spectrometer. ... The spectrometer. end of a telescope tube, or if greater illumination be desired the ..."

2. The Theory of Light by Thomas Preston (1901)
"The spectrometer.—Fig. 73 represents the outline of a spectrometer. ... The spectrometer. of the sun or electric arc is concentrated at S by means of a ..."

3. Laboratory Physics: A Students Manual for Colleges and Scientific Schools by Dayton Clarence Miller (1903)
"ADJUSTMENT OF THE spectrometer Make the complete adjustments of a spectrometer. 171. The spectrometer. — When a goniometer is constructed of large size, ..."

4. Physical Laboratory Manual by Emory Leon Chaffee (1914)
"INTRODUCTION TO EXPERIMENTS 19 AND 20 The two following experiments make use of the spectrometer, an instrument which, in some one of its various forms, ..."

5. Investigations of Infra-red Spectra by William Weber Coblentz (1905)
"in which the prism table is rotated and the spectrometer arms remain fixed. ... The long spectrometer arms, 1 meter, make the apparatus unwieldy, ..."

6. Investigations of Infra-red Spectra by William Weber Coblentz (1905)
"Accordingly, the large spectrometer was set up. ... The long spectrometer arms, 1 meter, make the apparatus unwieldy, and since the prism and its ..."

7. Practical Physical Chemistry by Alexander Findlay (1920)
"spectrometer.—The apparatus employed for these measurements is called a spectrometer, ... The essential parts of the spectrometer are : (1) a collimator, A, ..."

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