HyperDic: measuring_instrument

English > 1 sense of the expression measuring instrument:
NOUNartifactmeasuring instrument, measuring system, measuring deviceinstrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
English > measuring instrument: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
Meaninginstrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something.
Synonymsmeasuring system, measuring device
NarrowerKundt's tubeA measuring instrument used to measure the speed of sound
Pitot-static tube, Pitot head, Pitot tubemeasuring instrument consisting of a combined Pitot tube and static tube that measures total and static pressure
Pitot tube, Pitotmeasuring instrument consisting of a right-angled tube with an open end that is directed in opposition to the flow of a fluid and used to measure the velocity of fluid flow
Venturi tubeA short tube inserted into a pipeline and used to measure the quantity of a liquid / liquid that is flowing in the pipeline
accelerometerAn instrument for measuring the acceleration of aircraft or rockets
actinometerAn instrument for measuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (usually by the photochemical effect)
algometerdevice for measuring pain caused by pressure
altazimuthAn instrument that measures the altitude and azimuth of celestial bodies
altimeterAn instrument that measures the height above ground
atmometer, evaporometerAn instrument that measures rate of evaporation of water
audiometer, sonometerAn instrument used to measure the sensitivity of hearing
barometerAn instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
bathymeter, bathometerAn instrument that measures the depth of water
bolometerAn instrument that measures heat radiation
burette, buretmeasuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube with a tap at the bottom
caliper, calliperAn instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)
calorimeterA measuring instrument that determines quantities of heat / heat
chronoscopeAn instrument for accurate measurements of small intervals of time
colorimeter, tintometerA measuring instrument used in colorimetric analysis to determine the quantity of a substance from the color it yields with specific reagents
counter tubeA measuring instrument for counting individual ionizing events
craniometerAn instrument for measuring skull sizes
cryoscopeA measuring instrument for measuring freezing and melting points
declinometer, transit declinometerAn instrument for measuring magnetic declination
densimeter, densitometerA measuring instrument for determining density or specific gravity
densitometerA measuring instrument for determining optical or photographic density
dosemeter, dosimeterA measuring instrument for measuring doses of ionizing radiation (X-rays or radioactivity)
dynamometer, ergometermeasuring instrument designed to measure power
electrodynamometermeasuring instrument that uses the interaction of the magnetic fields of two coils to measure current or voltage or power
electroscopemeasuring instrument that detects electric charge
eudiometermeasuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube for measuring volume changes in chemical reactions between gases
gauge, gageA measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
graduateA measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume
gravimeter, gravity meterA measuring instrument for measuring variations in the gravitational field of the earth
heliometerAn instrument used to measure the angular separation of two stars that are too far apart to be included in the field of view of an ordinary telescope
hematocrit, haematocritA measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood
hydrometer, gravimeterA measuring instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid / liquid or solid
hygrometermeasuring instrument for measuring the relative humidity of the atmosphere
inclinometer, dip circleA measuring instrument for measuring the angle of magnetic dip (as from an airplane)
integrator, planimeterA measuring instrument for measuring the area of an irregular plane figure
interferometerAny measuring instrument that uses interference patterns to make accurate measurements of waves
ionization chamber, ionization tubeA measuring instrument that measures the amount of ionizing radiation
katharometerMeasures thermal conductivity
lidarA measuring system that detects and locates objects on the same principle as radar but uses light from a laser
logmeasuring instrument that consists of a float that trails from a ship by a knotted line in order to measure the ship's speed through the water
measuring stick, measure, measuring rodmeasuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals
meterAny of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
nephoscopeA measuring instrument that uses a grid for measuring the altitude, direction, and velocity of movement of clouds
octantA measuring instrument for measuring angles to a celestial body
oximeterA measuring instrument that measures the oxygen in arterial blood
pedometermeasuring instrument for recording the number of steps taken in walking
pelvimetermeasuring instrument for performing pelvimetry
photometermeasuring instrument for measuring the luminous intensity of a source by comparing it (visually or photoelectrically) with a standard source
piezometerA measuring instrument for measuring high pressures
pipet, pipettemeasuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube used to measure or transfer precise volumes of a liquid / liquid by drawing the liquid / liquid up into the tube
plethysmographA measuring instrument for measuring changes in volume of a part or organ or whole body (usually resulting from fluctuations in the amount of blood it contains)
potentiometerA measuring instrument for measuring direct current electromotive forces
quadrantA measuring instrument for measuring altitude of heavenly bodies
radar, microwave radar, radio detection and ranging, radiolocationmeasuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects
rangefinder, range finderA measuring instrument (acoustic or optical or electronic) for finding the distance of an object
refractometermeasuring instrument for measuring the refractive index of a substance
rheometerAn instrument for measuring the flow of liquids / liquids (especially arterial blood)
scale, weighing machineA measuring instrument for weighing
sclerometerA measuring instrument that measures the hardness of materials by penetrating them with a stylus that has a diamond point
sectormeasuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one end
seismographA measuring instrument for detecting and measuring the intensity and direction and duration of movements of the ground (as an earthquake)
sensitometerA measuring instrument for measuring the light sensitivity of film over a range of exposures
sextantA measuring instrument for measuring the angular distance between celestial objects
sonar, echo sounder, asdicA measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return
spherometerA measuring instrument for measuring the curvature of a surface
spirographA measuring instrument for recording the depth and rapidity of breathing movements
spirometerA measuring instrument for measuring the vital capacity of the lungs
static tubeA measuring instrument used to measure static pressure in a stream of fluid
synchroscope, synchronoscope, synchronizer, synchroniserAn instrument that indicates whether two periodic motions are synchronous (especially an instrument that enables a pilot to synchronize the propellers of a plane that has two or more engines)
tachometer, tachmeasuring instrument for indicating speed of rotation
tape, tapeline, tape measuremeasuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths
tensiometerA measuring instrument for measuring the surface tension of a liquid / liquid
tensiometerA measuring instrument for measuring the tension in a wire or fiber or beam
tensiometerA measuring instrument for measuring the moisture content of soil
thermometermeasuring instrument for measuring temperature
timepiece, timekeeper, horologeA measuring ... / measuring instrument or device for keeping time
tonometermeasuring instrument for measuring tension or pressure (especially for measuring intraocular pressure in testing for glaucoma)
torsion balancemeasuring instrument designed to measure small forces by the torsion they exert on a thin wire
variometerA measuring instrument for measuring variations in a magnetic field
viscometer, viscosimeterA measuring instrument for measuring viscosity
wattmeterAn instrument for measuring in watts the flow of power in an electrical circuit
BroaderinstrumentA device that requires skill for proper use
Spanishinstrumento de medición, instrumento de medida, metro, sistema de medición
Catalanaparell de mesura, instrument de medició, instrument de mesura

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