Eötvös balance

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

Definition of Eötvös balance

: 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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History and Etymology for Eötvös balance

after Roland Eötvös †1871 Hungarian physicist

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“Eötvös balance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/E%C3%B6tv%C3%B6s%20balance. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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