gasometer

[ gas-om-i-ter ]
/ gæsˈɒm ɪ tər /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. gasogene,
  2. gasohol,
  3. gasolene,
  4. gasolier,
  5. gasoline,
  6. gasometric,
  7. gasometric analysis,
  8. gasometry,
  9. gasp,
  10. gaspar

Origin of gasometer

From the French word gazomètre, dating back to 1785–95. See gas, -o-, -meter

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British Dictionary definitions for gasometer

gasometer

/ (ɡæsˈɒmɪtə) /

noun

a nontechnical name for gasholder
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Word Origin and History for gasometer

gasometer

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for gasometer

gasometer

[ gă-sŏmĭ-tər ]

n.

An apparatus for measuring gases.

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