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Measurement of the properties of light, especially luminous intensity.
pho′to·met′ric (fō′tə-mĕt′rĭk), pho′to·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
1. (General Physics) the measurement of the intensity of light
2. (General Physics) the branch of physics concerned with such measurements
pho•tom•e•try(foʊˈtɒm ɪ tri)
the measurement of the intensity of light or of relative illuminating power.
pho`to•met′ric (-təˈmɛ trɪk) pho`to•met′ri•cal, adj.
pho•tom′e•trist, pho`to•me•tri′cian (-ˈtrɪʃ ən) n.
The measurement of the intensity, brightness, or other properties of light.
the measurement of the intensity of light. — photometrician, photometrist, n. — photometric, adj.See also: Light
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