Origin of pycnometerpycno- + -meter
The definition of a pycnometer is a tool used to measure the weight or density of a liquid.
An example of a pycnometer is a scientist's way of figuring out the weight of water.
A standard vessel used in measuring the density or specific gravity of materials.
Origin of pycnometerGreek puknos dense -meter
From the Greek: Ï€Ï…ÎºÎ½ÏŒÏ‚ (puknos) meaning dense
- Another type of vessel, named the Sprengel tube or pycnometer (Gr.
- Two typical forms are in use; in one a liquid is prepared in which the crystal freely swims, the density of the liquid being ascertained by the pycnometer or other methods; in the other a liquid of variable density, the so-called "diffusion column," is prepared, and observation is made of the level at which the particle comes to rest.