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ten·si·om·e·ter

 (tĕn′sē-ŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. An instrument for measuring tensile strength.
2. An instrument used to measure the surface tension of a liquid.


ten′si·o·met′ric (-ə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
ten′si·om′e·try n.
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tensiometer

(ˌtɛnsɪˈɒmɪtə)
n
1. (General Physics) an instrument for measuring the tensile strength of a wire, beam, etc
2. (General Physics) an instrument for measuring the surface tension of a liquid, usually consisting of a sensitive balance for measuring the force needed to pull a wire ring from the surface of the liquid
3. (Geological Science) an instrument for measuring the moisture content of soil
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ten•si•om•e•ter

(ˌtɛn siˈɒm ɪ tər)

n.
an instrument for measuring longitudinal stress in wires, beams, etc.
[1910–15; tensio (n) + -meter]
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Noun1.tensiometer - a measuring instrument for measuring the moisture content of soil
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
2.tensiometer - a measuring instrument for measuring the tension in a wire or fiber or beam
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
3.tensiometer - a measuring instrument for measuring the surface tension of a liquid
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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This report researches the worldwide Soil Tensiometer market size (value, capacity, production and consumption) in key regions like North America, Europe, China and Japan.
The hydraulic conductivity as function of matric potential ([[phi].sub.m]) was determined by the equation (4) using water content data in the profile obtained from tensiometer readings and retention curves determined at the same depths:
The report said the Council has also made tremendous achievement by designing, fabricating and manufacturing such instrument indigenously like tensiometer, gypsum block, water level indicator, sprinkler heads, rainguns, and salinity sensor which are being provided to various research and development organizations in the country, at a low cost.
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Another method consists of utilizing devices (Tensiometer or Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)) to estimate water potential in soil.
The tensiometer is a soil-water sensor that may be used as a part of a low-cost irrigation controller (Hoppula & Salo, 2007; Klein, 2001; Pinmanee et al., 2011; Dabach et al., 2013).
Hence, it could be concluded that these identification results were similar in reliability to those obtained in various studies using TDR and tensiometer measurements to estimate the hydraulic parameters.
The surface tension measurements of the prepared aqueous surfactant solutions were measured at 25 using a Du Nuoy ring tensiometer with a platinum ring (Kruss K100, Germany).
Muscle strength was precisely quantified using an electronic digital tensiometer. Results: The prevalence of supraspinatus tears was 76.5%.
The densities of all PEG/water mixtures were also measured using the tensiometer. The surface tension of all PEG/water mixtures was measured using both the tensiometer, applying the ring-tear off method, and the Wilhelmy plate method.
The chamber, which is an advanced add-on to the Attension Theta Tensiometer, operates at 200C and 400 bar and precisely measures contact angle, interfacial tension and wettability.