- 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.
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Historical Examples of manometer
Still a few more degrees were needed on the manometer—just a few.
They threw the manometer into the water to see if it would float.
"Ask them how the manometer stands, Chalmers," ordered the Hon. Derek.A Sub and a Submarine
Percy F. Westerman
The manometer now shows twenty-four meters, twenty-six meters.
I could now follow the ascent of the boat without consulting the 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
Word Origin for manometer
Word Origin and History for manometer
- An instrument that is used for measuring the pressure of liquids and gases.
- A sphygmomanometer.
- 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.