Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An instrument for measuring tensile strength.
  • n. An instrument used to measure the surface tension of a liquid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An instrument used to measure the moisture content of soil
  • n. An instrument used to measure the tension in a wire or yarn, or its tensile strength
  • n. An instrument used to measure the surface tension of a liquid

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a measuring instrument for measuring the surface tension of a liquid
  • n. a measuring instrument for measuring the moisture content of soil
  • n. a measuring instrument for measuring the tension in a wire or fiber or beam

Etymologies

tensio(n) + -meter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In his project, called The Creation of an Elastic Integrated Circuit for Applications in Medicine, Tom designed a tensiometer to measure tissue tension, based on a novel multi-walled carbon nanotube elastomer.

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  • "A tensiometer measures the force with which water is held in the soil by the soil par - ticles.

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