tensiometer

noun
ten·​si·​om·​e·​ter | \ ˌten(t)-sē-ˈä-mə-tər How to pronounce tensiometer (audio) \

Definition of tensiometer

1 : a device for measuring tension (as of structural material)
2 : an instrument for determining the moisture content of soil
3 : an instrument for measuring the surface tension of liquids

Other Words from tensiometer

tensiometric \ ˌten(t)-​sē-​ō-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce tensiometric (audio) \ adjective
tensiometry \ ˌten(t)-​sē-​ˈä-​mə-​trē How to pronounce tensiometry (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of tensiometer

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tensiometer

tensi- (extracted from tension entry 1) + -o- + -meter

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“Tensiometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tensiometer. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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tensiometer

noun
ten·​si·​om·​e·​ter | \ ˌten(t)-sē-ˈäm-ət-ər How to pronounce tensiometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of tensiometer

1 : a device for measuring tension
2 : an instrument for measuring the surface tension of liquids

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