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bolometer

 [bo-lom´ĕ-ter]
1. an instrument for measuring the force of the heartbeat.
2. an instrument for measuring minute degrees of radiant heat.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bo·lom·e·ter

(bō-lom'ĕ-ter),
1. An instrument for determining minute degrees of radiant heat.
2. An obsolete instrument for measuring the force of the heartbeat as distinguished from the blood pressure.
[G. bolē, a throw, a sunbeam, + metron, measure]
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All that remains is to determine accurate estimates for each of the uncertainty terms: fractional uncertainty in the bolometric power readings ([delta][P'.sub.s]/[P'.sub.s] and [delta][P.sub.n]/[P.sub.n], fractional uncertainty in the mismatch term ([delta]M/M) and coupling ratio stability or nonlinearity term ([delta][C.sub.n]/[C.sub.n]).
[32] using these parameters, become ~7.5 x [10.sup.27] W at present, which is in a good agreement with the observed bolometric X-ray luminosity of 1E 2259+586, 6 x [10.sup.27] W.
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