Definition of integrating in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈin(t)əˌɡrādiNG/


(Of an instrument) indicating the mean value or total sum of a measured quantity.
Example sentences
  • A photodiode is mounted on the integrating sphere to measure the radiant flux from the diode laser entering the sphere.
  • We used an integrating sphere to measure the spectral characteristics of a monolayer of cells and microscopic techniques to examine the spectral characteristics of individual cells.
  • Flash intensity during patrol flights in the standard flight apparatus could not reliably be measured so the integrating sphere was brought into play.

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Syllabification: in·te·grat·ing

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