volumeter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n volumeter a meter to measure the volume of gases, liquids, or solids (either directly or by displacement)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Volumeter (Physics) An instrument for measuring the volumes of gases or liquids by introducing them into a vessel of known capacity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n volumeter Same as stereometer.
    • n volumeter In chem. and physics, broadly, any instrument for measuring the volumes of gases, as a graduated glass tube in which a gas may be collected over water or mercury, the gas displacing the liquid as it enters the vessel, and the volume displaced being indicated by the graduations. Lnnge's volumeter comprises a tube called a reduction tube, in which a volume of one hundred cubic centimeters of air as measured under connected pressure of barometer and temperature is confined. By an ingenious arrangement this confined air is then made to bring to a similar condition of pressure the gas to be measured in a measuring-tube, which also forms part of the apparatus. Thus a connection of pressure and temperature need be made only once for a series of volumetric measurements.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Volumeter an instrument for measuring the volumes of gases
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. volumètre,. See Volumetric
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. volumen, a roll—volvĕre, volutum, to roll.