Gasometer meaning

gă-sŏmĭ-tər
An apparatus for measuring gases.
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A container for holding and measuring gas.
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A tank or reservoir for storing gas.
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(chemistry, now historical) An apparatus used to store or measure gas or the flow of gas, particularly in a laboratory setting. [from 18th c.]
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A large tank or reservoir for storing gas; a gasholder. [from 19th c.]
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Origin of gasometer

  • French gazomètre gaz gas (from Dutch gas gas) -mètre -meter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French gazomètre, corresponding to gas +‎ -ometer.

    From Wiktionary