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1. An apparatus for measuring the optical density of a material, such as a photographic negative.
2. See densimeter.
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
den•si•tom•e•ter(ˌdɛn sɪˈtɒm ɪ tər)
an instrument for measuring the density of photographic negatives.
den`si•to•met′ric (-təˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
an optical device for measuring the density of a photographic negative.See also: Photography
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|Noun||1.||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