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gasometer

[gas-om-i-ter] /gæsˈɒm ɪ tər/
noun
1.
an apparatus for measuring and storing gas in a laboratory.
2.
British. a large tank or cylindrical reservoir of gas, as at a gasworks, to be piped to homes, factories, etc.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < French gazomètre. See gas, -o-, -meter
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  • gasometer: an inexpensive device for continuous monitoring of dissolved gases and supersaturation.
British Dictionary definitions for gasometer

gasometer

/ɡæsˈɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
a nontechnical name for gasholder
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Word Origin and History for gasometer
n.

1790, from gas + -meter. Related: Gasometric.

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gasometer in Medicine

gasometer gas·om·e·ter (gā-sŏm'ĭ-tər)
n.
An apparatus for measuring gases.

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