gravimeter

noun
gra·​vi·​me·​ter | \ gra-ˈvi-mə-tər How to pronounce gravimeter (audio) , ˈgra-və-ˌmē- How to pronounce gravimeter (audio) \

Definition of gravimeter

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

Examples of gravimeter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Enviroscan’s gravimeter also indicated a large metallic mass with the density of gold, according to Warren Getler, who worked closely with the Paradas and the FBI. Time, 9 Mar. 2021 Enviroscan’s gravimeter also indicated a large metallic mass with the density of gold, according to Warren Getler, who worked closely with the Paradas and the FBI. Time, 9 Mar. 2021 Enviroscan’s gravimeter also indicated a large metallic mass with the density of gold, according to Warren Getler, who worked closely with the Paradas and the FBI. Time, 9 Mar. 2021 Enviroscan’s gravimeter also indicated a large metallic mass with the density of gold, according to Warren Getler, who worked closely with the Paradas and the FBI. Time, 9 Mar. 2021 Enviroscan’s gravimeter also indicated a large metallic mass with the density of gold, according to Warren Getler, who worked closely with the Paradas and the FBI. Time, 9 Mar. 2021 Enviroscan’s gravimeter also indicated a large metallic mass with the density of gold, according to Warren Getler, who worked closely with the Paradas and the FBI. Time, 9 Mar. 2021 Enviroscan’s gravimeter also indicated a large metallic mass with the density of gold, according to Warren Getler, who worked closely with the Paradas and the FBI. Time, 9 Mar. 2021 Enviroscan’s gravimeter also indicated a large metallic mass with the density of gold, according to Warren Getler, who worked closely with the Paradas and the FBI. Fox News, 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gravimeter

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gravimeter

French gravimètre, from gravi- + -mètre -meter

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The first known use of gravimeter was in 1932

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6 Nov 2021

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“Gravimeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gravimeter. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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gravimeter

noun
gra·​vi·​me·​ter | \ gra-ˈvim-ət-ər How to pronounce gravimeter (audio) , ˈgrav-ə-ˌmēt-ər How to pronounce gravimeter (audio) \

Medical Definition of gravimeter

: a device similar to a hydrometer for determining specific gravity

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