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counter

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1. 
a. a small flat disc of wood, metal, or plastic, used in various board games
b. a similar disc or token used as an imitation coin
2. a skating figure consisting of three circles

counter

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1. an apparatus that records the number of occurrences of events
2. any instrument for detecting or counting ionizing particles or photons
3. Electronics another name for scaler

counter

1. a return attack, such as a blow in boxing
2. Fencing a parry in which the foils move in a circular fashion
3. the portion of the stern of a boat or ship that overhangs the water aft of the rudder
4. the part of a horse's breast under the neck and between the shoulders

Counter

A horizontal work surface, display, or serving surface, such as in a store, in a restaurant, or on top of a kitchen cabinet.

counter

[′kau̇nt·ər]
(computer science)
A register or storage location used to represent the number of occurrences of an event.
(electronics)
(engineering)
A complete instrument for detecting, totalizing, and indicating a sequence of events.
(naval architecture)
(nucleonics)

counter

1. A long horizontal surface used in stores, shops, banks, etc., for display of goods, for work-top areas, or for business transactions.
2. The top or working surface of the base of a kitchen cabinet.

counter

(1) In programming, a variable that is used to keep track of anything that must be counted. The programming language determines the number of counters (variables) that are available to a programmer.

(2) In electronics, a circuit that counts pulses and generates an output at a specified time.
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The leading manufacturer of high-end ACCs is Synoptics' Synbiosis division, whose ProtoCOL line of colony counters is distributed by Microbiology International in the US.
Val Burton, Laboratory Supervisor at Pukka Pies said: "Our previous colony counter was white light based, which gave us a reflection problem, especially when we were counting white colonies on TVC media.
Martin Smith of Synbiosis commented: "Many microbiologists want an inexpensive manual colony counter that is simple to use, flexible enough to read large and small plates and allows their results to be easily saved.
SH:- Pf UV- visible spectrophotometer, P/F Hot Air Oven, P/F Incubator bactenological, P/F Colony Counter, P/F Hot plate, P/F Turt>kJity meter, P/F Water Bath, P/F Refrigerator, P/F PH Meter & P/F Water Geyser Heater).
Synbiosis bus also developed another automated colony counter, aCOLyte, for budget conscious laboratories.
A new generation of colony counter, the MBS-Counter, has been introduced by Schleicher & Schuell, comprising a computer with installed LIMS compatible software, monitor and image processing unit.
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Automated colony counter manufacturer Synbiosis has announced that Oxoid GmbH is using a ProtoCOL system in its quality control laboratories to produce more accurate results with a wide range of its media.
Finally, for counting all types of colonies, the COUNTERMAT FLASH Automated Colony Counter combines the latest digital camera technology with a patented illumination device that lights the plate through an adjustable reflection ring.
Bibby Sterilin have also updated their SC5 colony counter.