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hy·drom·e·ter

 (hī-drŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument used to determine specific gravity, especially a sealed, graduated tube, weighted at one end, that sinks in a fluid to a depth used as a measure of the fluid's specific gravity.

hy′dro·met′ric (hī′drə-mĕt′rĭk), hy′dro·met′ri·cal adj.
hy′dro·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
hy·drom′e·try n.

hydrometer

(haɪˈdrɒmɪtə)
n
(Chemistry) an instrument for measuring the relative density of a liquid, usually consisting of a sealed graduated tube with a weighted bulb on one end, the relative density being indicated by the length of the unsubmerged stem
hydrometric, ˌhydroˈmetrical adj
ˌhydroˈmetrically adv
hyˈdrometry n

hy•drom•e•ter

(haɪˈdrɒm ɪ tər)

n.
an instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid, commonly consisting of a graduated tube weighted to float upright in the liquid.
[1665–75]
hy•dro•met•ric (ˌhaɪ drəˈmɛ trɪk) hy`dro•met′ri•cal, adj.
hy•drom′e•try, n.

hy·drom·e·ter

(hī-drŏm′ĭ-tər)
An instrument used to measure the density of a liquid as compared to that of water. Hydrometers consist of a calibrated glass tube ending in a weighted glass sphere that makes the tube stand upright. The lower the density of the liquid, the deeper the tube sinks.

hydrometer

an instrument for measuring the specific gravity of a liquid.
See also: Instruments
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hydrometer - a measuring instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid or solidhydrometer - a measuring instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid or solid
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
salinometer - a hydrometer that determines the concentration of salt solutions by measuring their density
thermogravimeter, thermohydrometer - a hydrometer that includes a thermometer
Translations

hydrometer

[haɪˈdrɒmɪtəʳ] Nareómetro m, hidrómetro m

hydrometer

nHydrometer nt

hydrometer

[haɪˈdrɒmɪtəʳ] nidrometro
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