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ten·si·om·e·ter

 (tĕn′sē-ŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. An instrument for measuring tensile strength.
2. An instrument used to measure the surface tension of a liquid.


ten′si·o·met′ric (-ə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
ten′si·om′e·try n.
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tensiometer

(ˌtɛnsɪˈɒmɪtə)
n
1. (General Physics) an instrument for measuring the tensile strength of a wire, beam, etc
2. (General Physics) 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
3. (Geological Science) an instrument for measuring the moisture content of soil
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ten•si•om•e•ter

(ˌtɛn siˈɒm ɪ tər)

n.
an instrument for measuring longitudinal stress in wires, beams, etc.
[1910–15; tensio (n) + -meter]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tensiometer - a measuring instrument for measuring the moisture content of soil
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
2.tensiometer - a measuring instrument for measuring the tension in a wire or fiber or beam
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
3.tensiometer - a measuring instrument for measuring the surface tension of a liquid
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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La trousse contient cinq instruments de travail : un stethoscope, un marteau a reflexe, un autoscope, un thermometre et un tensiometre, selon Souria Louz, membre de la commission sante de l'APW et medecin a la polyclinique de Bouzareah.
Elle se mesure a l'aide d'un tensiometre : un brassard gonflable relie a un cadran qui indique la tension.