Definition of Eötvös balance
: a sensitive torsion balance used for the measurement of variations in the density of the underlying rocks that records the horizontal gradient of gravity
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of eötvös balance
after Roland Eötvös †1871 Hungarian physicist
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Eötvös balance? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).