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An instrument that measures radiant energy by correlating the radiation-induced change in electrical resistance of a blackened metal foil with the amount of radiation absorbed.

[Greek bolē, ray; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots + -meter.]

bo′lo·met′ric (bō′lə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
bo′lo·met′ri·cal·ly adv.


(Electronics) a sensitive instrument for measuring radiant energy by the increase in the resistance of an electrical conductor
[C19: from bol-, from Greek bolē ray of light, stroke, from ballein to throw + -meter]
bolometric adj
ˌboloˈmetrically adv
boˈlometry n


(boʊˈlɒm ɪ tər, bə-)

a device for measuring minute amounts of radiant energy by means of changes of resistance in an electric conductor caused by changes in its temperature.
[1880–85; < Greek bol(ḗ) ray + -o- + -meter]
bo`lo•met′ric (-ləˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
bo`lo•met′ri•cal•ly, adv.


a device used in bolometry.
See also: Radiation
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Noun1.bolometer - an instrument that measures heat radiationbolometer - an instrument that measures heat radiation; extremely sensitive
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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