tensiometer

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tensiometer was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Tensiometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tensiometer. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

tensiometer

noun

ten·​si·​om·​e·​ter ˌten(t)-sē-ˈäm-ət-ər How to pronounce tensiometer (audio)
1
: a device for measuring tension
2
: an instrument for measuring the surface tension of liquids
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