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addaword.gifdefinition of dosimeter

noun
a device which measures the amount of exposure a person or object has to a substance such as nuclear radiation in the environment
In aftermath of Japanese nuclear reactor disaster, more than 30000 RADTriage and RADSticker personal radiation dosimeters were sent to Japan.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 25/03/2011 15:18:00
Definition of dosimeter from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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