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manometer

[muh-nom-i-ter] /məˈnɒm ɪ tər/
noun
1.
an instrument for measuring the pressure of a fluid, consisting of a tube filled with a liquid, the level of the liquid being determined by the fluid pressure and the height of the liquid being indicated on a scale.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < French manomètre, equivalent to mano- (< Greek manós loose, rare, sparse) + -mètre -meter
Related forms
manometric
[man-uh-me-trik] /ˌmæn əˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
manometrical, adjective
manometrically, adverb
manometry, noun
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Examples from the web for manometer
  • The cuff is connected by tubing to a manometer, which shows the amount of pressure on the artery.
  • D function and proper installation is essential to operate the manometer satisfactorily.
  • manometer board measurements taken during first synoptic.
  • Turn manometer tubing connectors one turn counterclockwise.
  • The gauge or manometer must have a clearly marked line or lines showing minimum acceptable vacuum levels.
  • The manometer tapes are in feet, tenths of feet and hundredths of feet.
British Dictionary definitions for manometer

manometer

/məˈnɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
an instrument for comparing pressures; typically a glass U-tube containing mercury, in which pressure is indicated by the difference in levels in the two arms of the tube
Derived Forms
manometric (ˌmænəʊˈmɛtrɪk), manometrical, adjective
manometrically, adverb
manometry, noun
Word Origin
C18: from French manomètre, from Greek manos sparse + metron measure
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Word Origin and History for manometer
n.

1730, from French manomètre (1706), said to have been coined by French mathematician Pierre Varignon (1654-1722) from Greek manos "thin, rare; loose in texture, porous; scanty, few" (see mono-) + -mètre (see -meter). Related: Manometric.

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manometer in Medicine

manometer ma·nom·e·ter (mā-nŏm'ĭ-tər)
n.

  1. An instrument that is used for measuring the pressure of liquids and gases.

  2. A sphygmomanometer.


man'o·met'ric (mān'ə-mět'rĭk) or man'o·met'ri·cal adj.
ma·nom'e·try n.
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manometer in Science
manometer
  (mə-nŏm'ĭ-tər)   

An instrument used to measure the pressure exerted by liquids and gases. Pressure is exerted on one end of a U-shaped tube partially filled with liquid; the liquid is displaced upwards on the other side of the tube by a distance proportional to the pressure difference on each side of the tube.
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