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1. A device used for measuring the sensitivity of photographic film to light.
2. A similar device for measuring the sensitivity of eyes to light.

sen′si·to·met′ric (-tə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
sen′si·tom′e·try n.


(Photography) an instrument for measuring the sensitivity to light of a photographic material over a range of exposures
ˌsensiˈtometry n


(ˌsɛn sɪˈtɒm ɪ tər)

an instrument for testing the sensitivity of photographic film.
sen`si•to•met′ric (-təˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
sen`si•tom′e•try, n.


a device for determining the sensitivity of film. — sensitometiy, n.sensitometric, adj.
See also: Photography
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sensitometer - a measuring instrument for measuring the light sensitivity of film over a range of exposures
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
photographic equipment - equipment used by a photographer
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