Definition of hodoscope in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhädəˌskōp/


An instrument for observing the paths of subatomic particles, especially those arising from cosmic rays.
Example sentences
  • In addition, the two hodoscopes can provide time measurements with a resolution of few hundred picoseconds.
  • The use of muon hodoscopes for diagnostics of active phenomena in the Earth's atmosphere will give a possibility to watch the inner atmospheric processes at principally new level.
  • The ones that reach the earth, and trigger the hodoscope, are mainly muons.


Early 20th century (denoting a microscope for examination of light paths in crystals): from Greek hodos 'way' + -scope. The current sense dates from the 1950s.

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Syllabification: ho·do·scope

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