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1. An apparatus for measuring the optical density of a material, such as a photographic negative.

den′si·tom′e·try (-trē) n.


(General Physics) an instrument for measuring the optical density of a material by directing a beam of light onto the specimen and measuring its transmission or reflection
densitometric adj
ˌdensiˈtometry n


(ˌdɛn sɪˈtɒm ɪ tər)

an instrument for measuring the density of photographic negatives.
den`si•to•met′ric (-təˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
den`si•tom′e•try, n.


an optical device for measuring the density of a photographic negative.
See also: Photography
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.densitometer - a measuring instrument for determining optical or photographic density
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
microphotometer - special kind of densitometer that measures density variations over a very small area
2.densitometer - a measuring instrument for determining density or specific gravity
dasymeter - densimeter consisting of a thin glass globe that is weighed in a gas to determine its density
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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