flow·​me·​ter ˈflō-ˌmē-tər How to pronounce flowmeter (audio)
: an instrument for measuring one or more properties (such as velocity or pressure) of a flow (as of a liquid in a pipe)

Examples of flowmeter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She was married in 1948 to Albert Beehler Jr., who had served in the Navy as an officer during World War II in the Pacific, and later became the Baltimore regional manager for Fischer & Porter, a supplier of chlorination and flowmeter equipment. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, 9 Mar. 2022 The ventilator consists of a supply of oxygen or medical air under pressure; a flowmeter to measure the flow of gas; a couple of pneumatic valves to control this flow and a pressure sensor and microcontroller to control the valves. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 24 Mar. 2020 Over a period of nine minutes, Herbreteau closely observes the flowmeter -- a device that measures the speed of the water that passes through. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 16 June 2022 The company, which leased 31,804 square feet, provides automated inspection systems, flowmeters, cleaning tools, coatings and instruments to the oil and gas industry. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, 20 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flowmeter was in 1915

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“Flowmeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowmeter. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


flow·​me·​ter ˈflō-ˌmēt-ər How to pronounce flowmeter (audio)
: an instrument for measuring the velocity of flow of a fluid (as blood) in a tube or pipe
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