Twaddell
Twaddell Twad"dell, n., Twaddell's hydrometer Twad"dell's hy*drom"e*ter [After one Twaddell, its inventor.] A form of hydrometer for liquids heavier than water, graduated with an arbitrary scale such that the readings when multiplied by .005 and added to unity give the specific gravity. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • twaddell — (ˈ)twä|del also (ˈ)twȯ|del or ˈ ̷ ̷ dəl adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Twaddell (hydrometer) : according to the reading of a Twaddell hydrometer degrees twaddell …   Useful english dictionary

  • twaddell — twad·dell …   English syllables

  • Twaddell's hydrometer — Twaddell Twad dell, n., Twaddell s hydrometer Twad dell s hy*drom e*ter [After one Twaddell, its inventor.] A form of hydrometer for liquids heavier than water, graduated with an arbitrary scale such that the readings when multiplied by .005 and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twaddell degree — /twəˈdɛl dəgri/ (say twuh del duhgree) noun a unit on an arbitrary scale ranging from 0 to 200 for indicating the specific gravity of liquids; distilled water has a specific gravity of zero. Abbrev.: °Tw. {named after W Twaddell, died c. 1840,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • twaddell hydrometer — noun Usage: usually capitalized T Etymology: after William Twaddell died 1840? Scottish inventor : a hydrometer for liquids heavier than water graduated with an arbitrary scale to give specific gravity when a reading is multiplied by 0.005 and… …   Useful english dictionary

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