Vicat apparatus

noun Vi·cat apparatus \(ˈ)vē¦kä-\

Definition of Vicat apparatus

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of vicat apparatus

after Louis J. Vicat †1861 French engineer


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