Vicat apparatus

noun
Vi·​cat apparatus | \ (ˈ)vē¦kä- \

Definition of Vicat apparatus

: a device for determining the normal consistency and time of setting of portland cements that consists of a rod weighing 300 grams, having a needle in each end, and supported in a frame with a graduated scale to measure the distance to which the needle penetrates the cement

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History and Etymology for Vicat apparatus

after Louis J. Vicat †1861 French engineer

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“Vicat apparatus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vicat%20apparatus. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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