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penetrometer

[pen-i-trom-i-ter] /ˌpɛn ɪˈtrɒm ɪ tər/
noun
1.
a device for measuring the penetrating power of x-ray or other radiations.
2.
a device for measuring the penetrability of a solid.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; penetr(ate) + -o- + -meter
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  • Using a penetrometer to map compaction variations within a field requires a lot of effort.
  • However, the penetrometer data are not always available, and depth of core could be based on core recovery length.
British Dictionary definitions for penetrometer

penetrometer

/ˌpɛnɪˈtrɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
(physics) an instrument used to measure the penetrating power of radiation, such as X-rays
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penetrometer in Medicine

penetrometer pen·e·trom·e·ter (pěn'ĭ-trŏm'ĭ-tər) or pen·e·tram·e·ter (-trām'ĭ-tər)
n.

  1. A device for measuring penetrating power of radiation, especially x-rays.

  2. A device for measuring the penetrability of semisolids.

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penetrometer in Science
penetrometer (pěn'ĭ-trŏm'ĭ-tər) also penetrameter
  (pěn'ĭ-trŏm'ĭ-tər)   
  1. A device for measuring the penetrating power of electromagnetic radiation, especially x-rays.

  2. A device for measuring the denseness, compaction, or penetrability of a substance, such as soil, agricultural produce, or semisolid petroleum products. A penetrometer typically measures the resistance of the substance to penetration to a given depth by a weight-driven cone or needle of a given shape.


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