[ pahy-uh-zom-i-ter, pee-uh- ]
/ ˌpaɪ əˈzɒm ɪ tər, ˌpi ə- /
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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OTHER WORDS FROM piezometerpi·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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Example sentences from the Web for piezometer
Piezometer, pī-e-zom′e-tėr, n. an instrument for measuring the compressibility of liquids.
British Dictionary definitions for piezometer
/ (ˌpaɪɪˈzɒmɪtə) /
any instrument for the measurement of pressure (piezometry), esp very high pressure, or for measuring the compressibility of materials under pressure
Derived forms of piezometerpiezometric (paɪˌiːzəʊˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivepiezometrically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for piezometer
[ pī′ĭ-zŏm′ĭ-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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