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[grey-dee-om-i-ter] /ˌgreɪ diˈɒm ɪ tər/

noun, Physics.
any instrument used to measure a , as the rate of change of the geomagnetic field.
Compare (def 3a).
(physics) an instrument for measuring the gradient of a magnetic field
(surveying) an instrument used to ensure that a long gradient remains constant


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