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  1. an instrument for measuring the specific gravity of a solid or liquid.
  2. Also called gravity meter. an instrument for measuring variations in the gravitational field of the earth by detecting differences in weight of an object of constant mass at different points on the earth's surface.
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Origin of gravimeter

1790–1800; < French gravimètre, equivalent to gravi- (combining form of Latin gravis heavy) + -mètre -meter
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British Dictionary definitions for gravimeter


  1. an instrument for measuring the earth's gravitational field at points on its surface
  2. an instrument for measuring relative density
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Derived Formsgravimetry, noun

Word Origin

C18: from French gravimètre, from Latin gravis heavy
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gravimeter in Medicine


(gră-vĭmĭ-tər, grāvə-mē′-)
  1. hydrometer
  2. An instrument used to measure variations in a gravitational field.
Related formsgra•vime•try (gră-vĭmĭ-trē, grə-) n.

gravimeter in Science