- a device for measuring expansion caused by changes in temperature in substances.
Origin of dilatometer
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In using the dilatometer, two methods of procedure may be followed.
The dilatometer was charged with a mixture of the two sulphates.
- any instrument for measuring changes in dimension: often a glass bulb fitted with a long stopper through which a capillary tube runs, used for measuring volume changes of liquids