magnetometer magnetometer  /ˌmæɡ nə ˈtɑ mə tər/


  • (n) a meter to compare strengths of magnetic fields


  1. Called a proton magnetometer, the gadget is based on a principle of nuclear physics discovered only a few years ago.
  2. The magnetometer, an offspring of instruments carried on space probes to measure magnetic fields, is carried like a divining rod over a suspected archaeological site.
  3. Exclusive rights to the magnetometer's civilian use give Goddio his edge over the competition.


  1. Research and Markets: Global Capacitive Sensors Market - 2013 Report with Forecasts Up to 2018

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Capacitive Sensors Market (2013 - 2018): By Sensing Applications (Touch, Motion (Accelerometer, Magnetometer), Capacity (Pressure, Flow, Level), Position (Displacement, Proximity)); Devices (Touchpad, Buttons, Slider, Screens); Verticals & Geography ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  2. Development Board tests sensing technologies.

    Supplied with Freescale Freedom FRDM-KL25Z platform with ARM Cortex-M0+ MCU, up to 48 MHz, Multi MEMS Development Board for Xtrinsic sensors helps designers understand and test sensing technologies. Board includes accelerometer, pressure sensor, and magnetometer to measure motion, altitude, or pressure; detect magnetic fields; and determine physical position. It works with range of key ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

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  1. "You have 2 million people a day jamming into these congested checkpoints and chewing through the magnetometer," Hawley said. "Clearly that's not the best way. And so the trick is how do we - without disrupting the system - get to a more...
    on Dec 20, 2007 By: Kip Hawley Source: Forbes

  2. "The search will be conducted with side scan sonar, which will provide a visual representation of the ocean floor in the search area, and a magnetometer which will detect the presence of metallic items on the ocean floor," Mr Billson said.
    on Feb 25, 2007 By: Bruce Billson Source: (press release)

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