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noun Chemistry.
  1. the measurement of gases.
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Origin of gasometry

First recorded in 1780–90; gas + -o- + -metry
Related formsgas·o·met·ric [gas-uh-me-trik] /ˌgæs əˈmɛ trɪk/, gas·o·met·ri·cal, adjectivegas·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for gasometry

Historical Examples

  • It is essential in gasometry to fix upon some standard pressure to which all measurements can be reduced.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3


British Dictionary definitions for gasometry


  1. the measurement of quantities of gases
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Derived Formsgasometric (ˌɡæsəˈmɛtrɪk) or gasometrical, adjective
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gasometry in Medicine


  1. Determination of the relative proportion of gases in a mixture.
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Related formsgas′o•metric (găs′ə-mĕtrĭk) adj.
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