Definition of gradiometer in English:

gradiometer

Syllabification: gra·di·om·e·ter
Pronunciation: /ˌɡrādēˈämidər
 
/

noun

1A surveying instrument used for setting out or measuring the gradient of a slope.
1.1 Physics An instrument for measuring the gradient of an energy field, especially the horizontal gradient of the earth’s gravitational or magnetic field.
More example sentences
  • One such invention was the rotating cruciform gravity gradiometer mass detector, which measures Earth's subsurface mass variations or gravitational multipole moments.
  • The gravity gradiometer that's being used this week was developed at great expense by Lockheed-Martin during the Cold War.
  • A well-balanced SQUID gradiometer operating in the geomagnetic field can achieve a common mode rejection of up to 10.

Definition of gradiometer in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day bimble
Pronunciation: ˈbimbəl
verb
walk or travel at a leisurely pace