penetrometer


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pen·e·trom·e·ter

 (pĕn′ĭ-trŏm′ĭ-tər) also pen·e·tram·e·ter (-trăm′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. A device for measuring the penetrating power of radiation, especially x-rays.
2. A device for measuring the penetrability of semisolids.

penetrometer

(ˌpɛnɪˈtrɒmɪtə)
n
(General Physics) physics an instrument used to measure the penetrating power of radiation, such as X-rays

penetrometer

an instrument for measuring the degree of penetrability of a solid.
See also: Instruments
Translations
pénétromètre
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Sedidrill is the first drilling firm capable of loading up a dynamic penetrometer on a small drilling machine, said a company statement.
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