magnetometer[mag′nə täm′ət ər]
- an instrument for measuring magnetic forces, esp. the earth's magnetic field
- an instrument for detecting the presence of magnetic materials by their influence on the local magnetic field: often used to screen for weapons at airports, etc.
Origin: magneto- plush -meter
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- magˌne·to·metˈric adjective
- magˌne·tomˈe·try noun
magnetometer - Science Definition
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