hyp·​som·​e·​ter hip-ˈsä-mə-tər How to pronounce hypsometer (audio)
: any of various instruments for determining the height of trees by triangulation

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek hypsos height (akin to Old English ūp up) + International Scientific Vocabulary -meter — more at up

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypsometer was in 1927

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Cite this Entry

“Hypsometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypsometer. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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