American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A spectroscope equipped with scales for measuring wavelengths or indexes of refraction.
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. Its esseutial parts are— a tube B (see figure), having a slit at the further end through which the light is thrown by the mirror M, and a collimating lens at the other end to convert the divergent pencil into a parallel beam;
- n. 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physics) A spectroscope fitted for measurements of the luminious spectra observed with it.
- n. spectroscope for obtaining a mass spectrum by deflecting ions into a thin slit and measuring the ion current with an electrometer
- spectro- + -meter (Wiktionary)
“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.”
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“An instrument on Spitzer called a spectrometer analyzed light from one of the jets, revealing information about its molecules.”
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