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an instrument or apparatus by which numerical value is computed; in radiology, a device for enumerating ionizing events.
Coulter counter an automated instrument for performing blood counts, based on the principle that cells are poor electrical conductors compared with saline solution.
Geiger counter (Geiger-Müller counter) a radiation counter using a gas-filled tube that indicates the presence of ionizing particles. It is very sensitive to β particles but relatively insensitive to γ and x-rays.
scintillation counter a device for detecting ionization events, permitting determination of the concentration of radioisotopes in the body or other substance.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


A device that counts, usually scintillations.
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A device which quantifies electromagnetic or particular signals from a source.
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A device that counts.
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Their utterances about Politica Stereo offering a space for political discussion indicate that the interviewees believed Politica Stereo functioned as what Fraser (1990) might have called a type of digital counter public sphere--a place for them to voice opinions that would have remained unspoken, if not for Facebook.
A digital counter ensures the exact repeatability of the setting.
- I re-set the digital counter to zero and began to walk.
In the Pro Series you'll find the 700Pro System, which flashes and beeps when the target is hit while a digital counter records your hits; the 190Pro Advanced System, which provides shot data right on your computer for each hit; and the 900Pro Range System, which allows up to 10 targets to connect to your computer for use with multiple shooters.
In sharp contrast, a digital counter set to divide by five typically maintains the input carrier pulse width and hence has approximately a 10 percent duty cycle resulting in the rich harmonics shown in Figure 11.
The AAF equalization circuit consists of a low-pass filter with a first-order frequency boost, a sample and hold, two comparators, a digital counter and some control logic, as shown in Figure 3.
The photodetector sends out a TTL-level pulse for each detected photon, Then a digital counter card keeps track of the number of pulses that come in quick succession, and with this information the laboratory-written acquisition and analysis software can identify a "burst"--a collection of photons that correspond to a DNA fragment passing through the laser spot.
The number of beers drunk is displayed on a digital counter next to the tap.
A user touches a counting probe to each colony, viewed through a magnifying lens, and a digital counter automatically tracks of the number of colonies.
What they developed was the Eclipse, a meter that can be configured as a digital counter, AC volt meter, AC amp meter, DC volt meter, flow control, pressure monitor, rate meter, and so on.
The Auto-Purger overcomes these deficiencies and boasts added features such as a liquid drainer to keep purge lines open, and a purge cycle digital counter monitoring actual air removal.

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