Origin of ergometer

First recorded in 1875–80; ergo-1 + -meter
Related formser·go·met·ric [ur-guh-me-trik] /ˌɜr gəˈmɛ trɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for ergometric


  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 for ergometer

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

ergometric in Medicine


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