gra·​vim·​e·​try | \ gra-ˈvi-mə-trē How to pronounce gravimetry (audio) \

Definition of gravimetry

: the measurement of weight, a gravitational field, or density

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Canada's bid also enlisted ships to conduct high-resolution gravimetry—measurements of gravity anomalies that reveal seafloor structure. Richard Kemeny, Science | AAAS, "As countries battle for control of North Pole, science is the ultimate winner," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of gravimetry

1858, in the meaning defined above

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gra·​vim·​e·​try | \ gra-ˈvim-ə-trē How to pronounce gravimetry (audio) \
plural gravimetries

Medical Definition of gravimetry

: the measurement of weight or density

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