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  1. of or relating to measurement by volume.
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Sometimes vol·u·met·ri·cal.

Origin of volumetric

1860–65; volu(me) + -metric2
Related formsvol·u·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbvo·lu·me·try [vuh-loo-mi-tree] /vəˈlu mɪ tri/, noun
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Examples from the Web for volumetric

Historical Examples

  • Thus: suppose it is desired to know the volumetric relationships of the cylinder for a compression pressure of 75 lbs.

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  • Volumetric solutions, before being used, should be shaken in order that they may be throughout of uniform strength.

  • The meter is a volumetric displacement one and is regulated by observing the number of pulsations per minute.

  • Another form of volumetric apparatus, designed by Walton , has been used by Lebedeff .

  • It is used as an indicator in volumetric silver assaying, and for the separation of iodine from bromine.

British Dictionary definitions for volumetric


  1. of, concerning, or using measurement by volumevolumetric analysis Compare gravimetric
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Derived Formsvolumetrically, adverbvolumetry (vɒˈljuːmɪtrɪ), noun
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Word Origin and History for volumetric


1857, from volumeter (1829) + -ic.

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volumetric in Medicine


  1. Of or relating to measurement by volume.
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Related formsvol′u•metri•cal•ly adv.
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volumetric in Science


  1. Relating to measurement by volume or to a unit that is used to measure volume.
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