tensiometer
noun Etymology: tension Date: 1912 1. a device for measuring tension (as of structural material) 2. an instrument for determining the moisture content of soil 3. an instrument for measuring the surface tension of liquids • tensiometric adjectivetensiometry noun

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  • Tensiometer — (vom lateinischen tensus spannen, straff anziehen) sind Messgeräte für Tensiometer (Oberflächenspannung), die Oberflächenspannung von Flüssigkeiten Tensiometer (Bodenfeuchte), die Feuchtigkeit im Boden die Bandzugkraft in Walzwerken …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tensiometer —  Tensiometer  Тензиометр   Прибор для измерения поверхностного или межфазного натяжения. Термин относится к приборам любой конструкции …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • tensiometer — [ten΄sē äm′ət ər] n. [< TENSION + METER] any instrument for measuring tautness or tension, as of a stretched wire or fabric or of the surface of a fluid …   English World dictionary

  • Tensiometer — A tensiometer is a device used to determine matric water potential Psi m (soil moisture tension) in the vadose zone. The tensiometer consists of a glass or plastic tube with a porous ceramic cup, and is filled with water. The top of the tube has… …   Wikipedia

  • tensiometer — /ten see om i teuhr/, n. 1. an instrument for measuring longitudinal stress in wires, structural beams, etc. 2. an instrument for measuring the surface tension of a liquid. [1910 15; TENSIO(N) + METER] * * * …   Universalium

  • tensiometer — noun a) An instrument used to measure the moisture content of soil b) An instrument used to measure the tension in a wire, or its tensile strength See Also: tensiometric, tensiometry …   Wiktionary

  • tensiometer — A device for measuring tension. [L. tensio, tension, + G. metron, measure] * * * ten·si·om·e·ter .ten(t) sē äm ət ər n 1) a device for measuring tension 2) an instrument for measuring the surface tension of liquids * * * ten·si·om·e·ter… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tensiometer — Тензиметр; Прибор для измерения (поверхностного) натяжения …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Tensiometer — Ten|sio|me|ter 〈n. 13〉 Gerät zur Bestimmung der Oberflächenspannung …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tensiometer —    A device used to measure the moisture tension in the unsaturated zone [22] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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