from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See viscometer.
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- n. a viscometer
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for measuring the degree of viscosity of liquids, as solutions of gum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The viscosity is determined by the rate of efflux through a small orifice. In one form of this apparatus the oil to be tested is placed in an inner vessel, the cover of which is lined with a thick pad of non-conducting material. It is kept at a temperature of 50° C. by means of a water-jacketand the coil is heated by a spirit-lamp. The volume of oil which flows through a central orifice, in the bottom of the inner vessel, in a given time, indicates the degree of viscosily.
- n. An apparatus for measuring the viscosity of various liquids, as oils. Also viscometer.
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- n. a measuring instrument for measuring viscosity
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