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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.
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Origin of piezometer

1810–20; <Greek piéz(ein) to press + -o- + -meter

OTHER WORDS FROM piezometer

pi·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 forms of piezometer

piezometric (paɪˌiːzəʊˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivepiezometrically, adverb
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Scientific 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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