Babylon 10
The world's best online dictionary

Download it's free

Definition of Manometer

Babylon English

instrument which measures the pressure of a fluid
Manometer Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
An instrument for measuring the tension or elastic force of gases, steam, etc., constructed usually on the principle of allowing the gas to exert its elastic force in raising a column of mercury in an open tube, or in compressing a portion of air or other gas in a closed tube with mercury or other liquid intervening, or in bending a metallic or other spring so as to set in motion an index; a pressure gauge. See Pressure, and Illust. of Air pump.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

manometer
\ma*nom"e*ter\ (?), n. [gr. &?; thin, rare + -meter: cf. f. manomètre.] an instrument for measuring the tension or elastic force of gases, steam, etc., constructed usually on the principle of allowing the gas to exert its elastic force in raising a column of mercury in an open tube, or in compressing a portion of air or other gas in a closed tube with mercury or other liquid intervening, or in bending a metallic or other spring so as to set in motion an index; a pressure gauge. see pressure, and illust. of air pump. [


  similar words(1) 



 flame manometer 
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a pressure gauge for comparing pressures of a gas
(hypernym) pressure gauge, pressure gage
(hyponym) tensimeter
Manometer Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
a U-shaped piece of glass tubing containing a liquid (usually water or mercury) that is used to measure the pressure of gases or liquids. When pressure is applied, the liquid level in one arm rises while the level in the other drops. A set of calibrated markings beside one of the arms permits a pressure reading to be taken, usually in inches or millimeters.
Manometer Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
General Chemistry Glossary
Compare with barometer .An instrument for measuring gas pressures. A mercury or oil manometer measures gas pressure as the height of a fluid column the gas sample is able to support. Open manometers measure gas pressure relative to atmospheric pressure.
Technical English by wpv
A device to measure small to moderate pressure differentials. Device is general constructed from glass or plastic tubes filled with water, oil, alcohol or other suitable fluids.
Manometer Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Many techniques have been developed for the measurement of pressure and vacuum. Instruments used to measure pressure are called pressure gauges or vacuum gauges.

See more at Wikipedia.org...
© This article uses material from Wikipedia® and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
Manometer Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
An instrument for measuring pressure which usually consists of a U-shaped tube containing a liquid, the surface of which in one end of the tube moves proportionally with changes in pressure on the liquid in the other end. The term is also applied to a tube-type differential pressure gage.
An instrument for measuring pressure. Usually, a manometer is a glass tube filled with a liquid that is used to measure the difference in pressure across a flow-measuring device such as an orifice or Venturi meter. The instrument used to measure blood pressure is a type of manometer.