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pluviometer

[ploo-vee-om-i-ter]
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noun
  1. rain gauge.

Origin of pluviometer

1785–95; < Latin pluvi(a) rain + -o- + -meter
Related formsplu·vi·o·met·ric [ploo-vee-uh-me-trik] /ˌplu vi əˈmɛ trɪk/, plu·vi·o·met·ri·cal, adjectiveplu·vi·om·e·try, noun
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Examples from the Web for pluviometer

Historical Examples

  • The pluviometer is placed on the right in the figure, P P being the plane of the roof of the building.

    A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments

    Henry Negretti


British Dictionary definitions for pluviometer

pluviometer

noun
  1. an obsolete word for rain gauge
Derived Formspluviometric (ˌpluːvɪəˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivepluviometrically, adverbpluviometry, noun
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pluviometer in Science

pluviometer

[plōō′vē-ŏmĭ-tər]
  1. An instrument for measuring the amount of precipitation at a given location over a specified period of time. Also called udometer
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