Manometer meaning

mă-nŏm'ĭ-tər
An instrument used for measuring the pressure of liquids and gases.
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A sphygmomanometer.
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An instrument for measuring the pressure of gases or liquids.
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An instrument used for measuring the pressure of liquids and gases.
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A sphygmomanometer.
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An instrument used to measure the pressure exerted by liquids and gases. Pressure is exerted on one end of a U-shaped tube partially filled with liquid; the liquid is displaced upwards on the other side of the tube by a distance proportional to the pressure difference on each side of the tube.
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An instrument to measure pressure in a fluid, especially a double-legged liquid column gauge used to measure the difference in the pressures of two fluids.
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Origin of manometer

  • Greek manos sparse men-4 in Indo-European roots –meter
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French manomètre, formed from Ancient Greek μανός (manós, “thin, rare”) + μέτρον (métron).
    From Wiktionary