Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An apparatus for measuring the optical density of a material, such as a photographic negative.
  • n. See densimeter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device that measures the optical density of a material.
  • n. A device that measures the specific gravity of a substance; a densimeter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an instrument for determining optical or photographic density. A variety capable of measuring optical density of a sample at a number of different wavelengths, is called a spectrophotometer.
  • n. same as densimeter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a measuring instrument for determining optical or photographic density
  • n. a measuring instrument for determining density or specific gravity

Etymologies

densit(y) + -meter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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