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Meaning of "spinthariscope" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SPINTHARISCOPE

From Greek spintharis a little spark + -scope.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SPINTHARISCOPE

spinthariscope  [spɪnˈθærɪˌskəʊp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPINTHARISCOPE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spinthariscope is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPINTHARISCOPE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

spinthariscope

Spinthariscope

A spinthariscope is a device for observing individual nuclear disintegrations caused by the interaction of ionizing radiation with a phosphor or scintillator.

Definition of spinthariscope in the English dictionary

The definition of spinthariscope in the dictionary is a device for observing ionizing radiation, consisting of a tube with a magnifying lens at one end and a phosphorescent screen at the other. A particle hitting the screen produces a scintillation.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPINTHARISCOPE


auriscope
ˈɔːrɪˌskəʊp
dichroiscope
ˈdaɪkrəʊɪˌskəʊp
endoscope
ˈɛndəʊˌskəʊp
engyscope
ˈɛndʒɪˌskəʊp
episcope
ˈɛpɪˌskəʊp
gyroscope
ˈdʒaɪrəˌskəʊp
horoscope
ˈhɒrəˌskəʊp
iriscope
ˈaɪrɪˌskəʊp
isoteniscope
ˌaɪsəʊˈtɛnɪˌskəʊp
kaleidoscope
kəˈlaɪdəˌskəʊp
koniscope
ˈkɒnɪˌskəʊp
microscope
ˈmaɪkrəˌskəʊp
ophthalmoscope
ɒfˈθælməˌskəʊp
oscilloscope
ɒˈsɪləˌskəʊp
otoscope
ˈəʊtəʊˌskəʊp
periscope
ˈpɛrɪˌskəʊp
polariscope
pəʊˈlærɪˌskəʊp
stethoscope
ˈstɛθəˌskəʊp
telescope
ˈtɛlɪˌskəʊp
triniscope
ˈtraɪnɪˌskəʊp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPINTHARISCOPE

spinster
spinsterdom
spinsterhood
spinsterial
spinsterian
spinsterish
spinsterly
spinstership
spintext
spinto
spinula
spinulate
spinule
spinulescent
spinuliferous
spinulose
spinulous
spiny
spiny anteater
spiny lobster

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPINTHARISCOPE

arthroscope
bioscope
bronchoscope
chronoscope
colposcope
compound microscope
confocal microscope
cope
diascope
electron microscope
Hubble space telescope
Hubble telescope
kinescope
laparoscope
laryngoscope
radio telescope
rotoscope
scanning electron microscope
scope
spectroscope
stroboscope

Synonyms and antonyms of spinthariscope in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «spinthariscope» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPINTHARISCOPE

Find out the translation of spinthariscope to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spinthariscope from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spinthariscope» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

spinthariscope
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

espintariscopio
570 millions of speakers

English

spinthariscope
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

spinthariscope
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

منظار نفيح الراديوم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

spinthariscope
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

espintariscópio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

spinthariscope
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

spinthariscope
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Spinthariscope
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spinthariskop
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

spinthariscope
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

spinthariscope
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spinthariscope
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

máy quan sát quang tuyến
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

spinthariscope
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्प्रिथेरिस्कोप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

spinthariscope
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spintariscopio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spinthariscope
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

spinthariscope
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

spinthariscope
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

spinthariscope
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spint haris coop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spinthariscope
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spinthariscope
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spinthariscope

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPINTHARISCOPE»

The term «spinthariscope» is barely ever used and occupies the 194.671 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPINTHARISCOPE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «spinthariscope» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «spinthariscope» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spinthariscope

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPINTHARISCOPE»

Discover the use of spinthariscope in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spinthariscope and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Popular Science
The Crookes spinthariscope, invented that year, is a small tube with a lens at one end and a zinc sulf ide screen at the other. Just above the screen is a tiny speck of radium mounted on a needle. If you look into one, you'll witness a seething, ...
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Instruments of Science: An Historical Encyclopedia
Spinthariscope The spinthariscope is a simple instrument that visually shows individual alpha particles by means of the scintillations they produce when hitring a screen of a suitable phosphorescent materiaL Whereas the spinthariscope itself ...
Robert Bud, Deborah Jean Warner, 1998
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Harper's Magazine
And it is convenient for the writer upon radium that Sir William Crookes has invented the spinthariscope, a little scientific toy which needs no skill to use, and demonstrates very perfectly the most astounding of all the astounding properties of ...
‎1904
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A Half Century of Health Physics: 50th Anniversary of the ...
This happy event led him to construct the first radiation counter, a device he called the spinthariscope. It consisted of a short brass tube with a zinc sulphide screen at one end and a magnifying lens at the other. A ~6Ra source positioned a few ...
Michael T. Ryan, John W. Poston, Sr., 2006
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Articles on 1903 Introductions, Including: Offset Printing, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Hephaestus Books, 2011
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Physics for CXC
A spinthariscope is a scintillation viewer which contains a small sample of radium and a screen coated with a fluorescent substance such as zinc sulphide, fig. 18.2. (This radium source is very weak and requires no special authorisation.
John Avison, 1999
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Harper's Monthly Magazine
But when we have revised our notion of dead matter, when once, for instance, we have looked through a spinthariscope,* we listen to the vitalist as they listen who hear a twice-told tale. He tells us, for instance, in the definition of St. Thomas ...
‎1906
8
Everyday Engineering Magazine
5 Assembly oj the home-made spinthariscope shown in Fig. b dinar)' daylight. The observer should remain in the dark for some time before attempting to observe the scintillations, to allow his eyes to become accustomed to the dark.
‎1917
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The Interpretation of Radium and the Structure of the Atom
From a very early stage it appeared not inconceivable to Rutherford that a discontinuity in the emission of a-rays might actually be detected by using a very minute quantity of radium. The Spinthariscope. The problem was actually solved,  ...
Frederick Soddy, 1922
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Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A ...
Spinthariscope. Spires. enabled him to devote a large part of bis time to the study of philosophy. The first result of his labor was published anonymously in 1670 under the title of Tractatus Thcologico-Politicus, and, because it put forth a strong  ...
Thomas Edward Finegan, 1922

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPINTHARISCOPE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spinthariscope is used in the context of the following news items.
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Uranium mining is no easy task
... the most common instruments used in nuclear detection were the photographic place, electroscope, electrometer, ionization chamber and spinthariscope. «Mineweb, May 15»
2
WTF?!: Here Are 11 Of The Most Dangerous Toys Ever Created! Did …
a spinthariscope, a cloud chamber with its own short-lived alpha source (Po-210), an electroscope, a geiger counter, a manual, a comic book (Dagwood Splits ... «moviepilot.com, May 15»
3
All set for chemistry
The latter is incorporated into a 'spinthariscope', a device first invented by the chemist and entrepreneur William Crookes in 1903, which uses a zinc sulfide ... «Royal Society of Chemistry, May 15»
4
World's most dangerous toy goes on display at Ulster Museum
A contraption called a spinthariscope and a cloud chamber were used to reveal the speeding particles produced by atomic disintegration, while a handy Geiger ... «Culture24, Feb 15»
5
Mine Tales: WWI spurred interest in uranium mining
Replete with a Geiger counter, uranium ore samples, electroscope, miniature cloud chamber and spinthariscope, the $50 Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab ... «Arizona Daily Star, Dec 14»
6
The Weirdest Christmas Gifts In London's History
The "spinthariscope"contains a tiny crumb of radium, whose radioactive decay causes flashes of light on specially coated zinc sulfide screen. By holding the tube ... «Londonist, Dec 14»
7
3-D Printers and Beyond: Help Us Pick the Top Gifts for Science Geeks
How else would we have found out about the spinthariscope, one of the few toys out there that's nuclear-powered? Or glow-in-the-dark uranium marbles, for that ... «NBCNews.com, Nov 14»
8
The 5 Retro Science Kits That Inspired a Generation of Tinkerers
Also included was a spinthariscope, a device for observing nuclear decay. It consisted of a tube with a zinc sulfide-coated screen on one end, radium salt ... «Discover Magazine, Oct 14»
9
Vintage Chemistry Sets Show We Used to Be Way More Chill About …
Caption: The atomic energy experiments included looking at a piece of paper coated with radium dust with a spinthariscope, a device used to visualize ... «Wired, Jun 14»
10
Nifty experiments and mesmerizing clip art from vintage chemistry …
Unlike, say, a spinthariscope included with boxes of Kix cereal which contained a sample of polonium that only had a half life of 138 days. Talk about something ... «Boing Boing, Aug 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Spinthariscope [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/spinthariscope>. Aug 2019 ».
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