Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Words You've Been Using Wrong

ergometer

[ur-gom-i-ter] /ɜrˈgɒm ɪ tər/
noun
1.
a device designed to measure muscle power.
Origin of ergometer
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; ergo-1 + -meter
Related forms
ergometric
[ur-guh-me-trik] /ˌɜr gəˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for ergometer

ergometer

/ɜːˈɡɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
a dynamometer
2.
Also called (informal) erg, ergo. a type of exercise machine in which the action of rowing is simulated by the pulling of a strong flexible cord wound round a flywheel
Word Origin
C20: from Greek ergon work + -meter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
ergometer in Medicine

ergometer er·gom·e·ter (ûr-gŏm'ĭ-tər)
n.
See dynamometer.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for ergometer

Word Value for ergometer

0
14
Scrabble Words With Friends