piezometric

piezometer

[pahy-uh-zom-i-ter, pee-uh-]
noun
any of several instruments for measuring the pressure of a fluid or the compressibility of a substance when subjected to such a pressure.

Origin:
1810–20; < Greek piéz(ein) to press + -o- + -meter

piezometric [pahy-ee-zuh-me-trik, pee-ey-] , piezometrical, adjective
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piezometer (ˌpaɪɪˈzɒmɪtə)
 
n
any instrument for the measurement of pressure (piezometry), esp very high pressure, or for measuring the compressibility of materials under pressure
 
piezometric
 
adj
 
piezo'metrically
 
adv

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piezometer   (pī'ĭ-zŏm'ĭ-tər)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. An instrument for measuring fluid pressure, such as the pressure of water or gas in a pipe.

  2. An instrument for measuring the compressibility of a material, especially in terms of the change in volume it undergoes when subjected to hydrostatic pressure.


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