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[pahy-uh-zom-i-ter, pee-uh-]
  1. any of several instruments for measuring the pressure of a fluid or the compressibility of a substance when subjected to such a pressure.
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Origin of piezometer

1810–20; < Greek piéz(ein) to press + -o- + -meter
Related formspi·e·zo·met·ric [pahy-ee-zuh-me-trik, pee-ey-] /paɪˌi zəˈmɛ trɪk, piˌeɪ-/, pi·e·zo·met·ri·cal, adjective
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Historical Examples of piezometer

  • Piezometer, pī-e-zom′e-tėr, n. an instrument for measuring the compressibility of liquids.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)


British Dictionary definitions for piezometer


  1. any instrument for the measurement of pressure (piezometry), esp very high pressure, or for measuring the compressibility of materials under pressure
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Derived Formspiezometric (paɪˌiːzəʊˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivepiezometrically, adverb
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piezometer in Science


  1. An instrument for measuring fluid pressure, such as the pressure of water or gas in a pipe.
  2. An instrument for measuring the compressibility of a material, especially in terms of the change in volume it undergoes when subjected to hydrostatic pressure.
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