rotameter

noun
ro·​ta·​me·​ter | \ ˈrō-tə-ˌmē-tər How to pronounce rotameter (audio) , rō-ˈta-mə-tər How to pronounce rotameter (audio) \

Definition of rotameter

: a gauge that consists of a graduated glass tube containing a free float for measuring the flow of a fluid

First Known Use of rotameter

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rotameter

Latin rota + English -meter

Learn More About rotameter

Time Traveler for rotameter

Time Traveler

The first known use of rotameter was in 1897

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near rotameter

Rotalia

rotameter

rotan

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for rotameter

Cite this Entry

“Rotameter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rotameter. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for rotameter

rotameter

noun
ro·​ta·​me·​ter | \ ˈrōt-ə-ˌmēt-ər How to pronounce rotameter (audio) , rō-ˈtam-ət- How to pronounce rotameter (audio) \

Medical Definition of rotameter

: a gauge that consists of a graduated glass tube containing a free float for measuring the flow of a liquid or gas

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!