gravimeter

noun gra·vi·me·ter \ gra-ˈvi-mə-tər , ˈgra-və-ˌmē- \

Definition of gravimeter

:a sensitive weighing instrument for measuring variations in a gravitational field (as of a planet)

Origin and Etymology of gravimeter

French gravimètre, from gravi- + -mètre -meter


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gravimeter

noun gra·vi·me·ter \ gra-ˈvim-ət-ər , ˈgrav-ə-ˌmēt-ər \

medical Definition of gravimeter

:a device similar to a hydrometer for determining specific gravity

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