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piezometer

[pahy-uh-zom-i-ter, pee-uh-] /ˌpaɪ əˈzɒm ɪ tər, ˌpi ə-/
noun
1.
any of several instruments for measuring the pressure of a fluid or the compressibility of a substance when subjected to such a pressure.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Greek piéz(ein) to press + -o- + -meter
Related forms
piezometric
[pahy-ee-zuh-me-trik, pee-ey-] /paɪˌi zəˈmɛ trɪk, piˌeɪ-/ (Show IPA),
piezometrical, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for piezometric

piezometer

/ˌpaɪɪˈzɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
any instrument for the measurement of pressure (piezometry), esp very high pressure, or for measuring the compressibility of materials under pressure
Derived Forms
piezometric (paɪˌiːzəʊˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
piezometrically, adverb
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piezometric in Science
piezometer
  (pī'ĭ-zŏm'ĭ-tər)   
  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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