piezometer

[ pahy-uh-zom-i-ter, pee-uh- ]
/ ˌpaɪ əˈzɒm ɪ tər, ˌpi ə- /
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noun

any of several instruments for measuring the pressure of a fluid or the compressibility of a substance when subjected to such a pressure.

Nearby words

  1. piezoelectric crystal,
  2. piezoelectric effect,
  3. piezoelectricity,
  4. piezogenic pedal papule,
  5. piezomagnetic effect,
  6. piezometry,
  7. pif,
  8. piffle,
  9. piffling,
  10. pig

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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British Dictionary definitions for piezometer

piezometer

/ (ˌpaɪɪˈzɒmɪtə) /

noun

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

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Science definitions for piezometer

piezometer

[ pī′ĭ-zŏmĭ-tər ]

An instrument for measuring fluid pressure, such as the pressure of water or gas in a pipe.
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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