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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.
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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)
an instrument for measuring longitudinal stress in wires, beams, etc.
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|Noun||1.||tensiometer - a measuring instrument for measuring the moisture content of soil|
|2.||tensiometer - a measuring instrument for measuring the tension in a wire or fiber or beam|
|3.||tensiometer - a measuring instrument for measuring the surface tension of a liquid|
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