an apparatus for measuring and storing gas in a laboratory.
British. a large tank or cylindrical reservoir of gas, as at a gasworks, to be piped to homes, factories, etc.

Origin of gasometer

From the French word gazomètre, dating back to 1785–95. See gas, -o-, -meter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a nontechnical name for gasholder
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Word Origin and History for gasometer

1790, from gas + -meter. Related: Gasometric.

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gasometer in Medicine




An apparatus for measuring gases.
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