hydrometer
noun Date: 1675 an instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid (as battery acid or an alcohol solution) and hence its strength • hydrometric adjective

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  • Hydrometer — Hy*drom e*ter, n. [Hydro , 1 + meter: cf. F. hydrom[ e]tre.] 1. (Physics) An instrument for determining the specific gravities of liquids, and thence the strength spirituous liquors, saline solutions, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: It is usually made… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hydrometer — Hy*drom e*ter, n. [Hydro , 1 + meter: cf. F. hydrom[ e]tre.] 1. (Physics) An instrument for determining the specific gravities of liquids, and thence the strength spirituous liquors, saline solutions, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: It is usually made… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hydromēter — (gr.), 1) Werkzeug, das Volumen od. das Gewicht eines flüssigen Körpers, od. die Geschwindigkeit seiner Bewegung zu messen, so die Aräometer, Wind u. Strommesser; zu letzteren gehören die Hydrometrische Flasche, der Hydrometrische Flügel u. der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hydrométer — (griech., »Wassermesser«), Instrument zur Messung der Geschwindigkeit des fließenden Wassers, wie die Pitotsche Röhre, der Stromquadrant, der hydrometrische Flügel, das Hydrotachometer etc. (s. Geschwindigkeitsmessung). H. auch soviel wie… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hydrometer — Hydrometer, griech. deutsch, Instrument zur Bestimmung des Steigens u. Fallens des Wassers; Aräometer, s. d …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • hydrometer — 1670s, from HYDRO (Cf. hydro ) + METER (Cf. meter) (n.3) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hydrometer — ► NOUN ▪ an instrument for measuring the density of liquids. DERIVATIVES hydrometric adjective hydrometry noun …   English terms dictionary

  • hydrometer — [hī dräm′ət ər] n. [ HYDRO + METER] an instrument for measuring the specific gravity of liquids: it is a graduated, weighted tube that sinks in a liquid up to the point determined by the density of the liquid hydrometric [hī΄drō me′trik,… …   English World dictionary

  • Hydrometer — Not to be confused with Hygrometer. Hydrometer from Practical Physics Schematic drawing of a hydrometer. The lower the densi …   Wikipedia

  • hydrometer — hydrometric /huy dreuh me trik/, hydrometrical, adj. hydrometry, n. /huy drom i teuhr/, n. an instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid, commonly consisting of a graduated tube weighted to float upright in the liquid whose… …   Universalium

  • hydrometer — UK [haɪˈdrɒmɪtə(r)] / US [haɪˈdrɑmɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms hydrometer : singular hydrometer plural hydrometers physics a piece of equipment used for measuring the density of liquids …   English dictionary

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