flow·​me·​ter | \ ˈflō-ˌmē-tər How to pronounce flowmeter (audio) \

Definition of flowmeter

: 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 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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First Known Use of flowmeter

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flowmeter was in 1915

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23 Jun 2022

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“Flowmeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowmeter. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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flow·​me·​ter | \ ˈflō-ˌmēt-ər How to pronounce flowmeter (audio) \

Medical Definition of flowmeter

: an instrument for measuring the velocity of flow of a fluid (as blood) in a tube or pipe


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