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proportional counter Syllabification: pro·por·tion·al count·er
Pronunciation: /prəˈpôrSHənl/ /pərˈpôrSHənl/ /prəˈpôrSHnəl/ /pərˈpôrSHnəl ˈkoun(t)ər/

Definition of proportional counter in English:

noun

Physics
An ionization chamber in which the operating voltage is large enough to produce amplification but not so large that the output pulse ceases to be proportional to the initial ionization.
Example sentences
  • The scattering was detected with a one-dimensional linear proportional counter.

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