Nicholson's hydrometer

noun Nich·ol·son's hydrometer \ˈnikəlsənz-\

Definition of Nicholson's hydrometer

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of nicholson's hydrometer

after William Nicholson †1815 English scientist

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