an instrument for measuring the pressure of a fluid, consisting of a tube filled with a liquid, the level of the liquid being determined by the fluid pressure and the height of the liquid being indicated on a scale.
- man·o·met·ric [man-uh-me-trik], /ˌmæn əˈmɛ trɪk/, man·o·met·ri·cal, adjective
- man·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb
- ma·nom·e·try, noun
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How to use manometer in a sentence
The cover is perforated for a branched tube carrying a vent cock, a manometer, and a safety valve.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
L, is the barometer, or manometer, for showing the state of the vacuum corresponding to the temperature.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
Through my glass portholes I saw its light green change to a dark blue, while the manometer in front of me indicated twenty feet.Danger! and Other Stories | Arthur Conan Doyle
A small air-pressure is applied and the variations in height of a delicate manometer noted.Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man | Francis Gano Benedict
These are used for electrical connections and for connections with the manometer, stethoscope, and pneumograph.Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man | Francis Gano Benedict
British Dictionary definitions for manometer
an instrument for comparing pressures; typically a glass U-tube containing mercury, in which pressure is indicated by the difference in levels in the two arms of the tube
- manometric (ˌmænəʊˈmɛtrɪk) or manometrical, adjective
- manometrically, adverb
- manometry, noun
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Scientific definitions for manometer
An instrument used to measure the pressure exerted by liquids and gases. Pressure is exerted on one end of a U-shaped tube partially filled with liquid; the liquid is displaced upwards on the other side of the tube by a distance proportional to the pressure difference on each side of the tube.
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