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[buh-thom-i-ter] /bəˈθɒm ɪ tər/
noun, Oceanography.
a device for ascertaining the depth of water.
Origin of bathometer
First recorded in 1870-75; batho- + -meter Unabridged
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an instrument for measuring the depth of water
Derived Forms
bathometric (ˌbæθəˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
bathometrically, adverb
bathometry (bəˈθɒmɪtrɪ) noun
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bathometer in Science
An instrument that is used to measure water depth without the use of a sounding line. The bathometer does not require a line to extend to the bottom because it measures the difference in the gravitational effect of the water surface and of solid ground.
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