Definition of magnetometer in English:

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magnetometer

Pronunciation: /ˌmaɡnəˈtämədər/

noun

An instrument used for measuring magnetic forces, especially the earth’s magnetism.
Example sentences
  • Well, what we actually do is plant what we call electrodes which are little electrical sensors and magnetometers which sense the magnetic fields.
  • They also detect only the portion of a magnetic field pointing along the sensor, while the atomic magnetometers detect the total field strength, a desirable capability for many magnetic imaging and search applications.
  • Researchers analysed data obtained by the Galileo space probe on January 3, when Europa's magnetic field was measured by a magnetometer.

Derivatives

magnetometry

Pronunciation: /-ətrē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Another measures disturbances to the earth's magnetic field (magnetometry) caused by buried features such as some construction materials, pottery, pits, ditches and walls.
  • Gorman and coworkers used ultrasonography and magnetometry to measure diaphragmatic length at different lung volumes in 10 men with COPD and 10 control subjects.
  • This kind of magnetometry could be very useful for nondestructive testing of materials.

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Syllabification: mag·ne·tom·e·ter

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