Definition of Geiger counter in English:

Geiger counter

Line breaks: Gei¦ger coun|ter
Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌɪɡəkaʊntə(r)
 
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(also Geiger-Müller counter)

noun

A device for measuring radioactivity by detecting and counting ionizing particles.
More example sentences
  • The Geiger counter, a device used to detect the presence of radioactivity, works on this principle.
  • Pipes and other kinds of containers can be filled with radon gas and then checked with a Geiger counter or other detection device.
  • These arcs emit light high in the ultraviolet, as well as centimeter-wavelength sound, which together with the intense electromagnetic perturbations produced are particularly effective in activating the Geiger counters.

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