dynamometer

noun
dy·​na·​mom·​e·​ter | \ ˌdī-nə-ˈmä-mə-tər How to pronounce dynamometer (audio) \

Definition of dynamometer

1 : an instrument for measuring mechanical force
2 : an apparatus for measuring mechanical power (as of an engine)

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Other Words from dynamometer

dynamometric \ ˌdī-​nə-​mō-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce dynamometer (audio) \ adjective
dynamometry \ ˌdī-​nə-​ˈmä-​mə-​trē How to pronounce dynamometer (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web So a car that achieves 300 miles of range during the city-cycle dynamometer test ends up with a 210-mile city rating. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 4 Aug. 2021 So a car that achieves 300 miles of range during the city-cycle dynamometer test ends up with a 210-mile city rating. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 4 Aug. 2021 So a car that achieves 300 miles of range during the city-cycle dynamometer test ends up with a 210-mile city rating. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 4 Aug. 2021 So a car that achieves 300 miles of range during the city-cycle dynamometer test ends up with a 210-mile city rating. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 4 Aug. 2021 Using a federal-standard dynamometer test, the XP-1, which claims a 0-to-60-m.p.h. New York Times, 28 Dec. 2020 Well-armed in that regard, the Mallard set off on that fateful July Sunday with additional crew (though not Gresley himself), various LNER staffers, a dynamometer car technical crew, and a team of Westinghouse employees. Tom Bentley, Popular Mechanics, 20 Sep. 2020 So a car that achieves 300 miles of range during the city-cycle dynamometer test ends up with a 210-mile city rating. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 30 Aug. 2020 McLaren started with the Grand National' s turbocharged and intercooled V-6, which already produced 245 horsepower (or more, but 245 is Buick's modest claim), massaging it until 300 horses showed up on the dynamometer. Tony Assenza, Car and Driver, 11 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of dynamometer

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dynamometer

borrowed from French dynamomètre, from dynamique dynamic entry 1 + -o- -o- + -mètre -meter

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The first known use of dynamometer was in 1810

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17 Sep 2021

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“Dynamometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dynamometer. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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dynamometer

noun
dy·​na·​mom·​e·​ter | \ ˌdī-nə-ˈmäm-ət-ər How to pronounce dynamometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of dynamometer

: an instrument for measuring the force of muscular contraction especially of the hand

Other Words from dynamometer

dynamometric \ -​nə-​mō-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce dynamometer (audio) \ adjective

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