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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
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British Dictionary definitions for dilatometric

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
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