ergometer

noun
er·gom·e·ter | \(ˌ)ər-ˈgä-mə-tər \

Definition of ergometer 

: an apparatus for measuring the work performed (as by a person exercising) also : an exercise machine equipped with an ergometer

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ergometric \ˌər-gə-ˈme-trik \ adjective

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To get more objective measures of people’s exercise levels, the scientists also conducted tests of grip strength, in which people squeezed a specialized device to measure their muscle strength, as well as fitness tests on an ergometer. Alice Park, Time, "Good News: Sitting All Day Isn't As Bad For You If You’re Fit," 25 May 2018 In 1968, Swedish researchers evaluated the cardiovascular fitness of 191 women ages 38 to 60, testing their endurance with an ergometer cycling test. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Fitness in Midlife May Help Fend Off Dementia," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of ergometer

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

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ergometer

noun
er·gom·e·ter | \(ˌ)ər-ˈgäm-ət-ər \

Medical Definition of ergometer 

: an apparatus for measuring the work performed (as by a person exercising) also : an exercise machine equipped with an ergometer

Other Words from ergometer

ergometric \ˌər-gə-ˈme-trik \ adjective

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