EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Chemistry a graduated glass tube, commonly having a stopcock at the bottom, used for accurately measuring or measuring out small quantities of liquid. Origin of burette 1475–85;
Old French biurete
), equivalent to
ewer, flagon (perhaps <
receptacle, akin to
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Examples from the Web for buret Historical Examples of buret British Dictionary definitions for buret noun a graduated glass tube with a stopcock on one end for dispensing and transferring known volumes of fluids, esp liquids Word Origin for burette
C15: from French: cruet, oil can, from Old French
buire ewer, of Germanic origin; compare Old English būc pitcher, belly
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Word Origin and History for buret n.
1836, from French
burette "small vase, cruet," diminutive of buire "vase for liquors," in Old French "jug," variant of buie (12c.) "bottle, water jog," from Frankish *buk- or some similar Germanic source (see bucket (n.)). As a laboratory measuring tube, from 1836.
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n. A uniform-bore tube with fine gradations and a stopcock at the bottom, used especially in laboratory procedures for accurate fluid dispensing and measurement.
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A graduated glass tube having a tapered bottom with a valve. It is used especially in laboratories to pour a measured amount of liquid from one container into another.
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