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gra·vim·e·ter

 (gră-vĭm′ĭ-tər, grā′və-mē′-)
n.
1. An instrument used to measure specific gravity.
2. An instrument used to measure the strength of a gravitational field.

[French gravimètre : Latin gravis, heavy; see gravity + French -mètre, -meter.]

gra·vim′e·try (gră-vĭm′ĭ-trē, grə-) n.

gravimeter

(ɡrəˈvɪmɪtə)
n
1. (General Physics) an instrument for measuring the earth's gravitational field at points on its surface
2. (General Physics) an instrument for measuring relative density
[C18: from French gravimètre, from Latin gravis heavy]
graˈvimetry n

gra•vim•e•ter

(grəˈvɪm ɪ tər)

n.
1. an instrument for measuring the specific gravity of a solid or liquid.
2. an instrument for measuring variations in the gravitational field of the earth.
[1790–1800; < French gravimètre= Latin gravi(s) heavy + -mètre -meter]
grav•i•met•ric (ˌgræv əˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
grav`i•met′ri•cal•ly, adv.

gra·vim·e·ter

(gră-vĭm′ĭ-tər)
1. An instrument used to measure specific gravity.
2. An instrument used to measure variations in a gravitational field.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gravimeter - a measuring instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid or solidgravimeter - a measuring instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid or solid
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
salinometer - a hydrometer that determines the concentration of salt solutions by measuring their density
thermogravimeter, thermohydrometer - a hydrometer that includes a thermometer
2.gravimeter - a measuring instrument for measuring variations in the gravitational field of the earth
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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