Nicholson's hydrometer

Nich·​ol·​son's hydrometer | \ ˈnikəlsənz- \

Definition of Nicholson's hydrometer

: a hydrometer with a submerged pan for determining the specific gravities of solids by weighing them in water and in air

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History and Etymology for Nicholson's hydrometer

after William Nicholson †1815 English scientist

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“Nicholson's hydrometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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