gra·​vim·​e·​try gra-ˈvi-mə-trē How to pronounce gravimetry (audio)
: the measurement of weight, a gravitational field, or density

Examples of gravimetry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two fractions of coarse particulate matter (PM(10-2.5) and PM(2.5-1.0)) were characterized by gravimetry, energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry and scanning electron microscopy. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 25 Nov. 2011 Canada's bid also enlisted ships to conduct high-resolution gravimetry—measurements of gravity anomalies that reveal seafloor structure. Richard Kemeny, Science | AAAS, 20 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gravimetry was in 1858

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“Gravimetry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


gra·​vim·​e·​try gra-ˈvim-ə-trē How to pronounce gravimetry (audio)
plural gravimetries
: the measurement of weight or density
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