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 (gră-vĭm′ĭ-tər, grā′və-mē′-)
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.
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(grəˈvɪm ɪ tri)

the measurement of weight or density.
[1855–60; gravi- (comb. form of Latin gravis heavy) + -metry]
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Noun1.gravimetry - the measurement of specific gravity
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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