piezometer

noun
pi·e·zom·e·ter | \ˌpē-ə-ˈzä-mə-tər, pē-ˌāt-ˈsä-\

Definition of piezometer 

: an instrument for measuring pressure or compressibility especially : one for measuring the change of pressure of a material subjected to hydrostatic pressure

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piezometric \pē-ˌā-zə-ˈme-trik, pē-ˌāt-sə- \ adjective

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Foresthill Public Utilities District, owner of Sugar Pine Dam in Placer County, was told repeatedly to develop a plan for replacing its aging piezometers, which measure water pressure. Dale Kasler And Ryan Sabalow, sacbee, "Cracks, clogged drains, broken valves among litany of problems at California’s dams," 8 Dec. 2017 One third of the piezometers at Guadalupe Dam, owned by Santa Clara Valley Water District, went unrepaired for three consecutive years. Dale Kasler And Ryan Sabalow, sacbee, "Cracks, clogged drains, broken valves among litany of problems at California’s dams," 8 Dec. 2017

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1820, in the meaning defined above

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piezometer

noun
pi·ezom·e·ter | \ˌpē-ə-ˈzäm-ət-ər, pē-ˌāt-ˈsäm- \

Medical Definition of piezometer 

: an instrument for measuring pressure or compressibility especially : one for measuring the change of pressure of a material subjected to hydrostatic pressure

Other Words from piezometer

piezometric \pē-ˌā-zə-ˈme-trik, pē-ˌāt-sə- \ adjective
piezometry \ˌpē-ə-ˈzäm-ə-trē, pē-ˌāt-ˈsäm- \ noun plural piezometries

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