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An instrument used to measure viscosity. Also called viscosimeter.

[Short for viscosimeter.]

vis′co·met′ric (vĭs′kə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
vis·com′e·try n.


(vɪsˈkɒmɪtə) or


(General Physics) any device for measuring viscosity
viscometric, ˌviscoˈmetrical adj
visˈcometry n


(vɪˈskɒm ɪ tər)

also vis•co•sim•eter

(ˌvɪs koʊˈsɪm ɪ tər)

a device for measuring viscosity.
vis•co•met•ric (ˌvɪs kəˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
vis`co•met′ri•cal•ly, adv.
vis•com′e•try, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viscometer - a measuring instrument for measuring viscosityviscometer - a measuring instrument for measuring viscosity
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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Product lines include material process analyzers, rheometers, viscometers, dispersion analyzers, density and hardness testers, physical property testers, universal testers, sample cutters and laboratory information management systems.
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It is available as an option when ordering standard Brookfield Viscometers, the new DV1, DV-E and Dial Reading Viscometers.
Spectro recently introduced the latest evolution of its SpectroVisc Q3000 series of portable kinematic viscometers that are designed to quickly measure lubricant viscosity in the field.
The company says that the rotational viscometers are used for quick and reliable tests and comparative viscosity measurements according to recognized standards in quality control.
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