follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

dilatometer

[dil-uh-tom-i-ter] /ˌdɪl əˈtɒm ɪ tər/
noun, Physics.
1.
a device for measuring expansion caused by changes in temperature in substances.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; dilate + -o- + -meter
Related forms
dilatometric
[dil-uh-tuh-me-trik] /ˌdɪl ə təˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
dilatometrically, adverb
dilatometry, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for dilatometer
  • dilatometer measurements are routinely used to determine the density of a sample at various temperatures.
  • Although the dilatometer records only volumetric strain, its has the advantage of recording data at seismic frequencies.
British Dictionary definitions for dilatometer

dilatometer

/ˌdɪləˈtɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
any instrument for measuring changes in dimension: often a glass bulb fitted with a long stopper through which a capillary tube runs, used for measuring volume changes of liquids
Derived Forms
dilatometric (ˌdɪlətəˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
dilatometrically, adverb
dilatometry, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for dilatometer

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for dilatometer

14
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for dilatometer