tensiometer

[ ten-see-om-i-ter ]
/ ˌtɛn siˈɒm ɪ tər /

noun

an instrument for measuring longitudinal stress in wires, structural beams, etc.
an instrument for measuring the surface tension of a liquid.

Nearby words

  1. tensile strength,
  2. tensile stress,
  3. tensilely,
  4. tensility,
  5. tensimeter,
  6. tension,
  7. tension cavity,
  8. tension curve,
  9. tension headache,
  10. tension suture

Origin of tensiometer

First recorded in 1910–15; tensio(n) + -meter

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British Dictionary definitions for tensiometer

tensiometer

/ (ˌtɛnsɪˈɒmɪtə) /

noun

an instrument for measuring the tensile strength of a wire, beam, etc
a device that measures differences in vapour pressures. It is used to determine transition points by observing changes of vapour pressure with temperature
an instrument for measuring the surface tension of a liquid, usually consisting of a sensitive balance for measuring the force needed to pull a wire ring from the surface of the liquid
an instrument for measuring the moisture content of soil
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