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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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"They are searching for pretexts and this fully runs counter to the meaning and content of the UN Security Council Resolution 2401," he added.
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At least when precautionary measures are implemented to reassure the public, this runs counter to the original intention.
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In the United Stales, it runs counter to our constitutional principles and the vision of the Founding Fathers.
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The airline has declined to respond to the request but an SAS spokesperson in Oslo told the Norwegian national broadcaster NRK that the presence of armed guards runs counter to Scandinavian culture.
By drawing on Wisdom literature--Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Gospels--Milton, who alludes to those scriptural texts in his major poems, expounds a view that runs counter to the predominant historical circumstances that favor the return of monarchy to England.