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dynamometer

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noun dy·na·mom·e·ter \ˌdī-nə-ˈmä-mə-tər\

Definition of dynamometer

  1. 1 :  an instrument for measuring mechanical force

  2. 2 :  an apparatus for measuring mechanical power (as of an engine)

dy·na·mo·met·ric play \-mō-ˈme-trik\ adjective
dy·na·mom·e·try play \-ˈmä-mə-trē\ noun


Origin of dynamometer

French dynamomètre, from Greek dynamis power + French -mètre -meter


First Known Use: 1810


Medical Dictionary

dynamometer

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noun dy·na·mom·e·ter \ˌdī-nə-ˈmäm-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of dynamometer

  1. :  an instrument for measuring the force of muscular contraction especially of the hand

  2. dy·na·mo·met·ric \-nə-mō-ˈme-trik\play adjective




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