Definition of Measuring instrument

1. Noun. Instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something.

Exact synonyms: Measuring Device, Measuring System
Specialized synonyms: Accelerometer, Actinometer, Algometer, Altazimuth, Altimeter, Atmometer, Evaporometer, Audiometer, Sonometer, Barometer, Bathometer, Bathymeter, Bolometer, Buret, Burette, Caliper, Calliper, Calorimeter, Chronoscope, Colorimeter, Tintometer, Counter Tube, Craniometer, Cryoscope, Declinometer, Transit Declinometer, Densimeter, Densitometer, Densitometer, Dosemeter, Dosimeter, Dynamometer, Ergometer, Electrodynamometer, Electroscope, Eudiometer, Gage, Gauge, Graduate, Gravimeter, Gravity Meter, Heliometer, Haematocrit, Hematocrit, Gravimeter, Hydrometer, Hygrometer, Dip Circle, Inclinometer, Integrator, Planimeter, Interferometer, Ionization Chamber, Ionization Tube, Katharometer, Kundt's Tube, Lidar, Log, Measure, Measuring Rod, Measuring Stick, Meter, Nephoscope, Octant, Oximeter, Pedometer, Pelvimeter, Photometer, Piezometer, Pipet, Pipette, Pitot Head, Pitot Tube, Pitot-static Tube, Pitot, Pitot Tube, Plethysmograph, Potentiometer, Quadrant, Microwave Radar, Radar, Radio Detection And Ranging, Radiolocation, Range Finder, Rangefinder, Refractometer, Rheometer, Scale, Weighing Machine, Sclerometer, Sector, Seismograph, Sensitometer, Sextant, Asdic, Echo Sounder, Sonar, Spherometer, Spirograph, Spirometer, Static Tube, Synchroniser, Synchronizer, Synchronoscope, Synchroscope, Tach, Tachometer, Tape, Tape Measure, Tapeline, Tensiometer, Tensiometer, Tensiometer, Thermometer, Horologe, Timekeeper, Timepiece, Tonometer, Torsion Balance, Variometer, Venturi Tube, Viscometer, Viscosimeter, Wattmeter
Generic synonyms: Instrument

Lexicographical Neighbors of Measuring Instrument

measurement problem
measurement ton
measurement tons
measures of central tendency
measures of location
measuring block
measuring cup
measuring device
measuring instrument (current term)
measuring jug
measuring rod
measuring stick
measuring system
measuring tape
measuring unit
measuring worm
measuring worms
meat-packing business

Literary usage of Measuring instrument

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (1904)
"A multi-range AC/DC electrical measuring instrument of specially robust construction designed for outdoor work and where conditions of rough usage exist. ..."

2. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1906)
"The range of any current-measuring instrument is the extent of variation of current that the instrument is capable of measuring. ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1872)
"... coil and the measuring instrument, which may be under certain circumstances several miles in length, would exercise a considerable disturbing influence ..."

4. Governors and the Governing of Prime Movers by Willibald Trinks (1919)
"CHAPTER III THE CENTRIFUGAL GOVERNOR AS A measuring instrument (SPEED COUNTER) 1. Equilibrium Speed, Static Fluctuation and Stability. ..."

5. Pyrometry: The Papers and Discussion of a Symposium on Pyrometry Held by the by National Research Council (U.S.) (1920)
"If base-metal thermocouples are used, the leads connecting the thermocouple with the measuring instrument are usually of the same material as the ..."

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