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[floh-mee-ter] /ˈfloʊˌmi tər/
an instrument for measuring the flow rate of a fluid in a pipe.
Origin of flowmeter
1915-20; flow + -meter Unabridged
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Examples from the web for flowmeter
  • flowmeter discharge data was only recorded every minute while pressure data was recorded every two seconds.
  • As each tube is opened, surges of flow and pressure occur at the flowmeter in the dispenser.
  • Once in operation and enabled, the water pump runs at this speed continuously with the flowmeter output displayed for reference.
  • flowmeter logs record the direction and rate of vertical borehole flow.
  • Not to give the wrong impression in the future, the bucket was exchanged fora shiny new high tech flowmeter.
British Dictionary definitions for flowmeter


an instrument that measures the rate of flow of a liquid or gas within a pipe or tube
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flowmeter in Medicine

flowmeter flow·me·ter (flō'mē'-tər)
An instrument for monitoring, measuring, or recording the rate of flow, pressure, or discharge of liquids or gasses.

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