tensimeter


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ten·sim·e·ter

 (tĕn-sĭm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An apparatus for measuring differences in vapor pressure.

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tensimeter

(tɛnˈsɪmɪtə)
n
(General Physics) an instrument used to compare the vapour pressures of two liquids, usually consisting of two sealed bulbs containing the liquids, each being connected to one limb of a manometer
[C20: from tensi(on) + -meter]
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Noun1.tensimeter - a manometer for measuring vapor pressure
manometer - a pressure gauge for comparing pressures of a gas
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