One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An instrument that measures the amount of dust in the air by directing a measured volume of air onto a greased slide to which any dust present will stick.
- ‘Four sets of simultaneous samples were taken by konimeter for sampling asbestos dust.’
- ‘On the basis of multiple linear regression analyses of the relationship of concentrations obtained with the konimeter, the thermal precipitator and the membrane filtre in four different asbestos manufacturing processes, it was established that no single conversion factor may be used for the interconversion of results obtained by different methods.’
- ‘Four sets of simultaneous samples were taken by konimeter and thermal precipitator in South African asbestos mines and/or fiberising plants between 1940 and 1967.’
Early 20th century: from Greek konis ‘dust’ + -meter.
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