dilatometer

noun

di·​la·​tom·​e·​ter ˌdi-lə-ˈtä-mə-tər How to pronounce dilatometer (audio)
ˌdī-
: an instrument for measuring expansion
dilatometric adjective
dilatometry noun

Word History

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First Known Use

circa 1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dilatometer was circa 1883

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“Dilatometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dilatometer. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

dilatometer

noun
di·​la·​tom·​e·​ter ˌdil-ə-ˈtäm-ət-ər How to pronounce dilatometer (audio) ˌdīl- How to pronounce dilatometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring thermal dilatation or expansion especially in determining coefficients of expansion of liquids or solids
dilatometric adjective
dilatometrically adverb
dilatometry noun
plural dilatometries
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