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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for pluviometer

Nilometer, hygrometry, pluviometer, udometer

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British Dictionary definitions for pluviometer


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


  1. 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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