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tensiometer

[ten-see-om-i-ter] /ˌtɛn siˈɒm ɪ tər/
noun
1.
an instrument for measuring longitudinal stress in wires, structural beams, etc.
2.
an instrument for measuring the surface tension of a liquid.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; tensio(n) + -meter
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Examples from the web for tensiometer
  • The interfacial properties of the hydrogels will be measured by a goniometer and a tensiometer.
  • The total head at a point can be thought of as the water level in a tensiometer or piezometer opened to that point.
British Dictionary definitions for tensiometer

tensiometer

/ˌtɛnsɪˈɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
an instrument for measuring the tensile strength of a wire, beam, etc
2.
a device that measures differences in vapour pressures. It is used to determine transition points by observing changes of vapour pressure with temperature
3.
an instrument for measuring the surface tension of a liquid, usually consisting of a sensitive balance for measuring the force needed to pull a wire ring from the surface of the liquid
4.
an instrument for measuring the moisture content of soil
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