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  1. manometer.
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Origin of tensimeter

1900–05; tensi(on) (in the former sense “pressure”) + -meter
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Historical Examples of tensimeter

  • The apparatus usually employed for this purpose is the Bremer-Frowein tensimeter (p. 91).

    The Phase Rule and Its Applications

    Alexander Findlay

British Dictionary definitions for tensimeter


  1. an instrument used to compare the vapour pressures of two liquids, usually consisting of two sealed bulbs containing the liquids, each being connected to one limb of a manometer
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Word Origin for tensimeter

C20: from tensi (on) + -meter
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