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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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This, according to Inmarsat, enables mining companies and national regulators to gain a comprehensive view of the status of their dams with granular metrics such as pond elevation, piezometric pressures, inclinometer readings and weather conditions displayed in one place, no matter where the mine is located.
The static gage pressure was measured at a location one duct diameter upstream of the test section by means of pressure taps configured as a piezometric ring and connected to a micromanometer using pressure tubing.
The 5-degree inclination of pipe is highly recommended because it provides higher hydraulic head and lower piezometric surface elevations at the back of the drains.
On Figure 21, one can observe that the static water elevation across the study area varies from 970 to 1025 m and the peaks observed correspond to zone of high piezometric level.
According to piezometric maps (Figure 4), Mateur aquifer groundwater flow is roughly oriented northward in the upstream part of the plain, whereas in the downstream part, it is controlled by the draining action of the Joumine River.
To determine the [DELTA][H.sub.SUB], the Eq (6) is applied; referenced by CONAGUA, 2009, using information from the piezometric variations Aquifer System Pereira-.
For data acquisition, we used an LW174002 uniaxial piezometric accelerometer with sensitivity of 100.7mV [g.sub.r.sup.-1] and a National Instruments NI cDAQ9234 data acquisition module.
Baba Hamed [11] studied the effect of the overexploitation of the Plio-Quaternary aquifer of the Maghnia plain and estimated using mathematical models the permeability and the water flow and its impact on the piezometric evolution of the aquifer.
Future studies should include determining piezometric surfaces for the Douglas Lake landscape, better characterization of groundwater using stable isotopes, and more accurately determining flowpaths through radon analyses.