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dosimeter Syllabification: do·sim·e·ter
Pronunciation: /dōˈsimidər/

Definition of dosimeter in English:


A device used to measure an absorbed dose of ionizing radiation.
Example sentences
  • It begins with a variety of hardware - acoustic measurement devices, noise dosimeters, heat sensors and heat strain monitors.
  • And, on infrequent occasions, workers failed to wear their dosimeters (radiation measuring devices).
  • In this study we investigated the use of a DNA dosimeter to accurately measure changes in ultraviolet B radiation under Antarctic ozone hole conditions.



Pronunciation: /ˌdōsəˈmetrik/
Example sentences
  • An alternative dosimetric approach has been proposed, termed implicit dosimetry.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of electronic dosimetric techniques have been described previously.
  • In this paper we present the use of these dosimetric techniques to study human exposure in a high-latitude polar location with a 24 hour photoperiod.


Pronunciation: /dōˈsimətrē/
Example sentences
  • Technical components include having in place predictive codes for dosimetry, decontamination technologies, triage, and population management experts.
  • Also, reducing in scattering and subsequent increasing in light penetration depth will affect the precise dosimetry for laser procedures.
  • The reduction in scattering and subsequent increase in light penetration depth will affect the dosimetry for laser procedures.

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