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pluviometer

[ ploo-vee-om-i-ter ]
/ ˌplu viˈɒm ɪ tər /
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noun

rain gauge.

RELATED WORDS

Nilometer, hygrometry, udometer

Nearby words

plutonic, plutonism, plutonium, plutus, pluvial, pluviometer, pluviosity, pluvious, pluviôse, ply, ply metal

Origin of pluviometer

1785–95; < Latin pluvi(a) rain + -o- + -meter
Related formsplu·vi·o·met·ric [ploo-vee-uh-me-trik] /ˌplu vi əˈmɛ trɪk/, plu·vi·o·met·ri·cal, adjectiveplu·vi·om·e·try, noun
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Examples from the Web for pluviometer

  • The pluviometer is placed on the right in the figure, P P being the plane of the roof of the building.

    A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments|Henry Negretti

British Dictionary definitions for pluviometer

pluviometer

/ (ˌpluːvɪˈɒmɪtə) /

noun

an obsolete word for rain gauge
Derived Formspluviometric (ˌpluːvɪəˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivepluviometrically, adverbpluviometry, noun
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Science definitions for pluviometer

pluviometer

[ plōō′vē-ŏmĭ-tər ]

An instrument for measuring the amount of precipitation at a given location over a specified period of time. Also called udometer
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