dynamometer


dy·na·mom·e·ter

noun \ˌdī-nə-ˈmä-mə-tər\

Definition of DYNAMOMETER

1
:  an instrument for measuring mechanical force
2
:  an apparatus for measuring mechanical power (as of an engine)
dy·na·mo·met·ric \-mō-ˈme-trik\ adjective
dy·na·mom·e·try \-ˈmä-mə-trē\ noun

Origin of DYNAMOMETER

French dynamomètre, from Greek dynamis power + French -mètre -meter
First Known Use: 1810

dy·na·mom·e·ter

noun \ˌdī-nə-ˈmäm-ət-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DYNAMOMETER

: an instrument for measuring the force of muscular contraction especially of the hand
dy·na·mo·met·ric \-nə-mō-ˈme-trik\ adjective

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