manometer

noun

ma·​nom·​e·​ter mə-ˈnä-mə-tər How to pronounce manometer (audio)
1
: an instrument (such as a pressure gauge) for measuring the pressure of gases and vapors
2
manometric adjective
manometrically adverb
manometry noun

Word History

Etymology

French manomètre, from Greek manos sparse, loose, rare (akin to Armenian manr small) + French -mètre

First Known Use

circa 1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of manometer was circa 1730

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Cite this Entry

“Manometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manometer. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

manometer

noun

ma·​nom·​e·​ter mə-ˈnäm-ət-ər How to pronounce manometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring pressure (as of gases and vapors)

Medical Definition

manometer

noun

ma·​nom·​e·​ter mə-ˈnäm-ət-ər How to pronounce manometer (audio)
1
: an instrument (as a pressure gauge) for measuring the pressure of gases and vapors
2
manometric adjective
manometrically adverb
manometry noun
plural manometries

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