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Any of several instruments used to measure mechanical power.

[French dynamomètre : Greek dunamis, power; see dynamic + -mètre, -meter.]

dy′na·mo·met′ric (-mō-mĕt′rĭk), dy′na·mo·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
dy′na·mom′e·try n.
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(General Physics) any of a number of instruments for measuring power or force
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(ˌdaɪ nəˈmɒm ɪ tər)

1. a device for measuring mechanical force.
2. a device for measuring mechanical power, esp. the output or driving torque of a rotating machine.
dy`na•mo•met′ric (-moʊˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
dy`na•mom′e•try, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dynamometer - measuring instrument designed to measure powerdynamometer - measuring instrument designed to measure power
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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