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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for gasometry


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


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