salinometer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n salinometer a hydrometer that determines the concentration of salt solutions by measuring their density
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Salinometer A salimeter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n salinometer A form of hydrometer for measuring the amount of salt present in any given solution. The numbers on the stem (see figure) show the percentages of strength for the depths to which the instrument sinks in a solution. Also salimeter, salometer.
    • n salinometer A similar apparatus used for indicating the density of brine in the boilers of marine steam-engines, and thus showing when they should be cleansed by blowing off the deposit left by the salt water, which tends to injure the boilers as well as to diminish their evaporating power. Also called salt-gage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Salinometer a hydrometer for measuring the amount of salt in any given solution
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Saline, + -meter,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. salinussal, salt.

Usage

In literature:

Salinometer, or salt gauge, how to use, how to construct.
"A Catechism of the Steam Engine" by John Bourne
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