from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument built upon the theory of the astronomical triangle, mounted upon a pedestal whose base is in the plane of the horizon: designed by Commodore W. H. Beehler, U. S. N.
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A "solarometer" will tell you how much sun power you've been able to take advantage of.
As well as a 3. 2Mp camera with LED flash, 3G, Bluetooth and USB 2.0 connectivity, Puma said the smartphone will come with a "solarometer" that will inform users how much of the sun's energy their phone has used.