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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
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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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The developing time was defined in a sensitometry test to trace down the relationship between pattern dimensions on the KP film and the development time.
The overall sensitometry performance per hospital in descending order was hospital 4, hospital 1, hospital 3 and hospital 2, respectively.
Walters, Jr., Sensitometry of Photographic Emulsions and a Survey of the Characteristics of Plates and Films of American Manufacture, Scientific Papers of the Bureau of Standards, No.
(4) Moreover, dry laser imagers have an automatic quality control program built into the system and thus eliminate the need to perform daily sensitometry. (5) The dry imagers also have been found to be very stable, (6) and the quality of the images is comparable to wet laser images.