Eötvös balance

noun Eöt·vös balance \ˈət|(ˌ)vəsh-, ˈet|, ˈə̄tˌvə̄sh-, ˈə̄tvəsh-\

Definition of Eötvös balance

  1. :  a sensitive torsion balance used for the measurement of variations in the density of the underlying rocks that records the horizontal gradient of gravity

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Origin and Etymology of eötvös balance

after Roland Eötvös †1871 Hungarian physicist

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a brief usually trivial fact

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