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An instrument for measuring the amount of work done by a muscle or group of muscles.

[Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots + -meter.]

er′go·met′ric (ûr′gə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.


1. (General Physics) a dynamometer
2. (Rowing) Also called: erg (informal) or ergo a type of exercise machine in which the action of rowing is simulated by the pulling of a strong flexible cord wound round a flywheel
[C20: from Greek ergon work + -meter]


(ɜrˈgɒm ɪ tər)

a device for measuring the physiological effects of a period of work or exercise, as calories expended while bicycling.
er`go•met′ric (-gəˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
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Noun1.ergometer - measuring instrument designed to measure powerergometer - 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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Two thousand one hundred competitors took part in 72 different races over the course of the day, using 80 Concept2 ergometers.
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Ergometers were developed to register the amounts of mechanical work per unit time.
At SASI all ergometers during the study period were slide based.
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There were six crews rowing on the ergometers in the part of the hall where I was standing.
Ventilatory efficiency and the OUES are commonly measured using standardised treadmill protocols and/or stationary ergometers; however, limited data report any differences in slope calculation when different ergometers are used.
Arm ergometers or hand bikes are machines that consist of two handles, and sometimes a seat.
Participants - whose average depression length was seven years - exercised on treadmills, cycle ergometers or both, kept an online diary of frequency and length of sessions, and wore a heart-rate monitor while exercising at home.