Definition of "photometry" [pho•tom•e•try]

  • Measurement of the properties of light, especially luminous intensity. (noun)

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Use "photometry" in a sentence
  • "Christie: There are lots of ways you can get involved in observational astronomy, but in talking about photometry, which is a measurement of star brightness, you basically just need a telescope with as much aperture as you can afford."
  • "That's called photometry, and that's primarily what we do."
  • "The worry was not about the pipeline itself, which by then Robert Lupton was writing and which was working beautifully, but about precision of the photometry going into it."