Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a pressure gauge for comparing pressures of a gas

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Alternate forms of Manometer

Hyponyms: tensimeter

Hypernyms: pressure gage, pressure gauge

Origin of the word Manometer

  1. 1730, from Fr. manom?tre (1706), from Gk. manos "thin, rare" + -m?tre (see meter (3)). more

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