rheometer

noun

rhe·​om·​e·​ter rē-ˈä-mə-tər How to pronounce rheometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring flow (as of viscous substances)

Examples of rheometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Oreo creme is actually a fluid Beyond pulling Oreos apart by hand, the MIT researchers used a machine called a rheometer, a laboratory instrument that's used to test how fluids react to different forces. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 23 Mar. 2023 Researchers then used a rheometer to measure how much force is needed to deform a certain volume of sand. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 1 May 2014 The rheometer twists the fluid between parallel disks in order to measure its viscosity. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 19 Apr. 2022 Our lab shares two rheometers with Georgia Tech physicist Alberto Fernandez-Nieves. David Hu and Patricia Yang, Smithsonian, 27 Apr. 2017 Our lab shares two rheometers with Georgia Tech physicist Alberto Fernandez-Nieves. David Hu, Scientific American, 6 May 2017

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First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rheometer was in 1847

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“Rheometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rheometer. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

rheometer

noun
rhe·​om·​e·​ter rē-ˈäm-ət-ər How to pronounce rheometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring flow (as of viscous substances)
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