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piezometer

[ pahy-uh-zom-i-ter, pee-uh- ]

noun

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


piezometer

/ paɪˌiːzəʊˈmɛtrɪk; ˌpaɪɪˈzɒmɪtə /

noun

  1. any instrument for the measurement of pressure ( piezometry ), esp very high pressure, or for measuring the compressibility of materials under pressure


piezometer

/ pī′ĭ-zŏmĭ-tər /

  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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Derived Forms

  • piezometric, adjective
  • piˌezoˈmetrically, adverb
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Other Words From

  • pi·e·zo·met·ric [pahy-ee-z, uh, -, me, -trik, pee-ey-], pi·ezo·metri·cal adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of piezometer1

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

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

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