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 (pē′ĭ-zŏm′ĭ-tər, pī′-)
An instrument for measuring pressure, especially high pressure.

pi·e′zo·met′ric (pē-ā′-zə-mĕt′rĭk, pī-ē′-) adj.
pi′e·zom′e·try n.


(General Physics) any instrument for the measurement of pressure (piezometry), esp very high pressure, or for measuring the compressibility of materials under pressure
piezometric adj
piˌezoˈmetrically adv


(ˌpaɪ əˈzɒm ɪ tər, ˌpi ə-)

any of several instruments for measuring the pressure of a fluid or the compressibility of a substance when subjected to such a pressure.
[1810–20; < Greek piéz(ein) to press + -o- + -meter]
pi•e•zo•met•ric (paɪˌi zəˈmɛ trɪk, piˌeɪ-) pi•e`zo•met′ri•cal, adj.
pi`e•zom′e•try, (-tri) n.


one of various devices for measuring the pressure of a fluid or the degree of compressibility of a substance when subjected to such pressure. — piezometric, adj.
See also: Instruments
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piezometer - a measuring instrument for measuring high pressures
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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