magnetometer: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mag"ni-tom'i-tur), [key]
— n.
  1. an instrument for measuring the intensity of a magnetic field, esp. the earth's magnetic field.
  2. an instrument for detecting the presence of ferrous or magnetic materials, esp. one used to detect concealed weapons at airports.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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