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1An instrument for recording variations in the intensity of solar radiation.
Photography. A form of calculator for estimating the actinic power of daylight, to aid in determining an appropriate exposure. Now historical.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Herschel (1792–1871), mathematician and astronomer. From actino- + -graph.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.