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[sal-uh-nom-i-ter] /ˌsæl əˈnɒm ɪ tər/
noun, Chemistry
an instrument for measuring the amount of salt in a solution.
Origin of salinometer
1835-45; saline + -o- + -meter
Related forms
salinometry, noun
[sal-uh-nuh-me-trik] /ˌsæl ə nəˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for salinometer
  • salinometer measures salinity by measuring the electrical conductivity of the salts dissolved in a solution.
  • The salinometer room can't be considered temperature controlled.
  • It is important to check the final salinity with a refractometer or salinometer.
  • Initial stability problems with one salinometer could be solved quickly.
  • Chlorophyll samples will be measured on-board using a bench-top fluorometer which will require use of the salinometer room.
  • The salinometer was standardized with a fresh vial of standard seawater at the beginning and end of the run.
British Dictionary definitions for salinometer


a hydrometer for determining the amount of salt in a solution, usually calibrated to measure concentration Also called salimeter
Derived Forms
salinometric (ˌsælɪnəˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
salinometry, noun
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