dynamometer

[dahy-nuh-mom-i-ter]
noun
1.
a device for measuring mechanical force, as a balance.
2.
a device for measuring mechanical power, especially one that measures the output or driving torque of a rotating machine.

Origin:
1800–10; dynamo- + -meter

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dynamometer (ˌdaɪnəˈmɒmɪtə)
 
n
any of a number of instruments for measuring power or force

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dynamometer dy·na·mom·e·ter (dī'nə-mŏm'ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument for measuring the degree of muscular power. Also called ergometer.

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dynamometer

device for measuring mechanical force, or power, transmitted by a rotating shaft. Since power is the product of torque (turning force) and angular speed, all power-measuring dynamometers are essentially torque-measuring devices; the shaft speed is measured separately

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