burette

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n burette measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube with a tap at the bottom; used for titration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Burette (Chem) An apparatus for delivering measured quantities of liquid or for measuring the quantity of liquid or gas received or discharged. It consists essentially of a graduated glass tube, usually furnished with a small aperture and stopcock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n burette A vessel for containing liquids, usually pear-shaped or flask-shaped, with or without a handle; specifically, in English, an altar-cruet having this form. Burettes are made of rich materials, such as rock-crystal, precious metals, etc., or of porcelain or faience, often highly decorated.
    • n burette In chem., a tube, usually graduated to fractions of a centimeter, used for accurately measuring out small quantities of a solution.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Burette bū-ret′ a flask-shaped vessel for holding liquids, an altar-cruet.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., can, cruet, dim. of buire, flagon
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

There are then 100 cubic centimeters in the burette.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 360, November 25, 1882" by Various
From a burette divided into 0.1 c.c.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XIX, No. 470, Jan. 3, 1885" by Various
The measurements of the permanganate were made from a burette which had been carefully calibrated.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
The burette used by the author is divided in 0.05 c.c.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 443, June 28, 1884" by Various
The tip of the burette is allowed to fill before the readings are made, which are from the lowest point or meniscus.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
The gas is drawn into the burette through the U-tube H, which is filled with spun glass, or similar material, to clean the gas.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Run in from a burette decinormal sodic hydrate, to a faint pink color.
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
Fill the burette with n/10 NaOH.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Belloy, Burette de (1727-1775), dramatist, 408.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
He rarely comes near the place, except when he has any private matters to arrange with Mother Burette.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 1 of 6" by Eugène Sue
A burette may be calibrated by filling it with distilled water, drawing off portions, say of 5 c.c.
"The Methods of Glass Blowing and of Working Silica in the Oxy-Gas Flame" by W. A. Shenstone
From a burette, quarter normal (N/4) sulfuric acid is added until the pink color is just discharged.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
From the reading of the burette the lead is calculated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
A very descriptive and amusing account of the King and his Court by Mr. HENRY A. BURETTE.
"William Blake" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
The alkali is added, drop by drop, from a graduated burette until a faint pink color appears.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
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