from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An apparatus for the determination of colors by comparison with arbitrary standards; a colorimeter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument or apparatus for determining tints or shades of color by comparison with standard tints or shades.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a measuring instrument used in colorimetric analysis to determine the quantity of a substance from the color it yields with specific reagents
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"What's the matter?" he asked, catching my eye as he paused with the tintometer in his hand.
"Any month you please," he smiled grimly, as he reluctantly placed the tintometer in its cabinet.
The glasses employed were subjected to careful spectroscopic examination, and to colour-measurement by the tintometer, but neither were found to give precise indications as to the protective power of the glasses, which is no doubt due to the absorption of the violet, and especially of the invisible ultra-violet rays.
"For example," he resumed, "the Lovibond tintometer tells me its story of the colour of the ink used in the ribbon of the machine that wrote this note as well as several standard specimens which I have been able to obtain from three machines on which it might have been written.
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