Definition of Gravimeter

1. Noun. A measuring instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid or solid.




2. Noun. A measuring instrument for measuring variations in the gravitational field of the earth.

Definition of Gravimeter

1. n. An instrument for ascertaining the specific gravity of bodies.

Definition of Gravimeter

1. Noun. (physics) an instrument used to measure local variations in the gravitational field ¹

2. Noun. (physics) a hydrometer ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gravimeter

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gravimeter

1. Synonym: hydrometer. Origin: L. Gravis, heavy, + G. Metron, measure (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gravimeter

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Literary usage of Gravimeter

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1. A Compendium of the Course of Chemical Instruction in the Medical Department by Robert Hare (1828)
"Let this weight be called A. The accompanying cut is a representation of Nicholson's gravimeter, the construction of which is sufficiently obvious. ..."

2. Lectures on Explosives: A Course of Lectures Prepared Especially as a Manual by Willoughby Walke (1897)
"Uniformity in filling the gravimeter is secured by placing a heavy glass plate ... The only precautions to be observed in using the gravimeter are those ..."

3. Lectures on Explosives: A Course of Lectures Prepared Especially as a Manual by Willoughby Walke (1900)
"Uniformity in filling the gravimeter is secured by placing a heavy glass plate ... The only precautions to be observed in using the gravimeter are those ..."

4. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"He exhibited at the Loan Exhibition of Scientific Instruments in 1876 a ' gravimeter' of his own invention, described by Major J. Herschel in 'Proceedings ..."

5. Principles and Practice of Agricultural Analysis: A Manual for the by Harvey Washington Wiley (1897)
"Measuring Sugar Juices with a gravimeter.— A convenient method of weighing sugar juices is the gravimetric process designed by Gird/ The apparatus is fully ..."

6. A Treatise of Mechanics: Theoretical, Practical, and Descriptive by Olinthus Gregory (1826)
"gravimeter, the name given by M. Guyton to an instrument for measuring specific ... Guyton.s gravimeter is executed in glass, and is of a cylin- dric form, ..."

7. The Edinburgh Journal of Science by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1829)
"I have the honour to be, Sir, your faithful and obedient servant, X. - MEXICO, 31st October 1828. ^ ART. III.—Description and use of a new gravimeter. ..."

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