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interferometer


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interferometer  \In`ter*fe*rom"e*ter\,  n.  [See  {Interfere}  and 
  -meter.]  (Physics) 
  An  instrument  for  measuring  small  movements,  distances,  or 
  displacements  by  means  of  the  interference  of  two  beams  of 
  light;  --  called  also  {refractometer}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  interferometer 
  n  :  any  instrument  that  uses  interference  patterns  to  make 
  accurate  measurements  of  waves 




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