spectrometer etymology

English word spectrometer comes from English spectro- (Optical spectra.), English -meter (Used to form the names of measuring devices.)

Detailed word origin of spectrometer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
spectro- English (eng) Optical spectra.
-meter English (eng) Used to form the names of measuring devices.
spectrometer English (eng) (analytical chemistry) An optical instrument for measuring the absorption of light by chemical substances; typically it will plot a graph of absorption versus wavelength or frequency, and the patterns produced are used to identify the substances present, and their internal structure.

Words with the same origin as spectrometer

Descendants of spectro-
spectroastrometric spectroastrometry spectrobolometer spectrochemical spectroelectric spectroelectrochemical spectroelectrochemistry spectrofluorometry spectrofluorophotometer spectrogram spectroheliogram spectrology spectrometry spectrophotogoniometer spectrophotometer spectropolarimeter spectropolarimetry spectroradiometer spectroscope spectroscopic binary spectroscopical spectroscopically spectroscopist spectrotemporal
Descendants of -meter
accelerometer altimeter arthrometer barometer calorimeter calorimetry dioptometer dynamometer fluorometer geoboard geometry glucometer hodometer holometer inclinometer lucimeter pantometer photopolarimeter pulsimeter symmetry tachometer tiltmeter trig trigonometry