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penetrometer

 [pen″ĕ-trom´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring the penetrating power of x-rays; qualimeter.

pen·e·trom·e·ter

(pen'ĕ-trom'ĕ-tĕr),
An obsolete instrument for measuring the penetrating power of x-rays from any given source.
[penetration + G. metron, measure]

penetrometer

/pen·e·trom·e·ter/ (pen″ĕ-trom´ĕ-ter) an instrument for measuring the penetrating power of x-rays.

penetrometer

See stepwedge.

penetrometer

An obsolete device formerly used to quantify an X-ray’s penetrability, or “hardness”.

step wedge

(step wej)
Triangular aluminum device placed over a radiographic film during exposure to determine the penetrating ability of an x-ray beam.
Synonym(s): penetrometer.

penetrometer (pen´ətrom´ətur),

n an aluminum step wedge or ladder exposed over a film to determine the quality or penetrating ability of a specific beam of x-radiation.
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In court cases regarding playground surfacing, the National Center on Accessibility has investigated surfaces using the Rotational Penetrometer to convey the presence or lack of firmness and stability.
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Although the standard cone penetrometer can be used to quickly describe compaction status at a single point, moving through a field and collecting data at enough places to create a map would be difficult and time-consuming.
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0 (good) on the penetrometer scale yesterday compared to 3.
3 on the penetrometer, officially good to soft, and that trend should continue with Paris set for a dry week.
Although wind erosion of overgrazed dune grass produced the first sand bunkers in 19th-century Scotland, the 21st-century approach at Pelican Hill was a lot more scientific: Three different sand compositions were tested and a device called a penetrometer was used to measure ``plugability'' before the sand chosen was deemed best for composition and playability.