Definition of colorimeter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkʌləˈrɪmɪtə/
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒləˈrɪmɪtə/


An instrument for measuring the intensity of colour.
Example sentences
  • Professionals use a device called a colorimeter to measure the actual computer display and create a profile that is then used to reproduce colors faithfully.
  • They also used a colorimeter to measure the amount of white bloom that developed on the chocolate samples, enabling them to link changes in polymorphic form to the onset of visual bloom.
  • At set time points, absorbance measurements were taken with a colorimeter.



Pronunciation: /ˌkʌlərɪˈmɛtrɪk/
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒlərɪˈmɛtrɪk/
Example sentences
  • Based on this observation, we used a colorimetric approach to determine the relative concentration of this water-soluble brown substance.
  • Ammonium and nitrate concentrations were determined by colorimetric methods using a continuous-flow autoanalyser.
  • The challenge is to develop a colorimetric test that measures the amount of albumin in an aqueous solution of powdered egg whites as accurately and precisely as possible.


Pronunciation: /ˌkʌləˈrɪmətri/
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒləˈrɪmətri/
Example sentences
  • Wilhelm et al. compared visual scoring, colorimetry and high-resolution laser Doppler imaging and found that there was no increase in sensitivity using these objective methods compared with visual scoring.
  • We are currently extending the present study using colorimetry to test whether the results also apply to the ultraviolet spectrum.
  • Researchers familiar with spectrometry and colorimetry will know this, but there might be many readers that dogmatically reject any animal color study without reflectance.


Mid 19th century: from Latin color 'colour' + -meter.

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