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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.
ten′si·om′e·try n.
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(General Physics) the study of the measurement of tension
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Water content was measured using a coulometer (Mettler-Toledo-C20 Compact Karl Fischer) and the IFT was determined using the Wilhelmy plate method via tensiometry (Kruss K20 Easy Dyne force) based on five replicates per sample.
Potential evapotranspiration was determined by the soil water balance, daily monitored through tensiometry using digital tensiometers, in four replicates of three tensiometers at depths of 0.1, 0.2 and 0.4 m, per plot.
[197] studied the above effects in experiments to demonstrate the potential of electrowetting-based tensiometry. Contact angle ([theta]) decreases with increasing amplitude ([V.sub.AC]) of AC voltage following the linear relation of cos d with [V.sub.AC].
Tensiometry. Tensiometry to evaluate the mechanical properties of the scaffolds following sterilisation was performed as described previously [13].
For the investigations, the biophysical methods of UV-vis spectrophotometry, circular dichroism spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and tensiometry were employed.
Gulseren and M.Corredig, Interactions at the Interface between Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Emulsifiers: Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate (PGPR) and Milk Proteins, Studied by Drop Shape Tensiometry. Food Hydrocolloids, 29, 193 (2012).
Arigorour theory of ring tensiometry. Colloid Polymer Science, 253: 566-580.
Yamada, Evaluation of wound healing of the teat with and without low level laser therapy in dairy cattle by laser Doppler flowmetry in comparison with histopathology, tensiometry and hydroxyproline analysis.
The studies summarize the current understanding of interfacial studies based on the properties of bubbles and drops, review routine research methods such as bubble pressure, drop profile, and drop volume tensiometry, but also describes specific processes such as rising bubbles in solutions and in flotation.