from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See audiometer.
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- n. An audiometer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for exhibiting the transverse vibrations of cords, and ascertaining the relations between musical notes. It consists of a cord stretched by weight along a box, and divided into different lengths at pleasure by a bridge, the place of which is determined by a scale on the face of the box.
- n. An instrument for testing the hearing capacity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus used in experimenting upon musical strings or wires, and in illustrating the laws which govern their transverse vibrations.
- n. An instrument, consisting of a small bell fixed on a table, for testing the effects of treatment for deafness.
- n. In electricity, an apparatus for testing metals by means of an induction-coil, with which is associated a telephone. See induction-balance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an instrument used to measure the sensitivity of hearing
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