from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A uniform-bore glass tube with fine gradations and a stopcock at the bottom, used especially in laboratory procedures for accurate fluid dispensing and measurement.
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- n. A glass tube with fine gradations and a stopcock at the bottom, used in laboratory procedures for accurate fluid dispensing and titration.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An apparatus for delivering measured quantities of liquid or for measuring the quantity of liquid or gas received or discharged. It consists essentially of a graduated glass tube, usually furnished with a small aperture and stopcock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel for containing liquids, usually pear-shaped or flask-shaped, with or without a handle; specifically, in English, an altar-cruet having this form.
- n. In chem., a tube, usually graduated to fractions of a centimeter, used for accurately measuring out small quantities of a solution.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube with a tap at the bottom; used for titration
He caught some in a burette and tried several chemicals on it.
Working in ICU without an IV pump, dropping meds into a burette and counting drops to give the med over an hour.
Fill the burette of the acidimeter with the solution of NaOH and begin to titrate the milk in the flask.
To five of the tubes add alcohol from a burette as follows: (1) .5 c.c., (2) 1 c.c.,
After thus fixing the precise point of the saturation of the acids, the burette is held upright, and the quantity of the solution of ammonia consumed is accurately determined, -- that is, to what line on the scale the burette has been emptied.
It is composed of three parts, all made of glass; the mixing bottle, Fig. 34; the Pipette, Fig. 35; and the burette, Fig 36.
In the experiments where a burette is used for measuring reagents, the burette is first filled with the reagent by means of a funnel.
-- The capacity of a flour to absorb water is determined by adding water from a burette to a weighed amount of flour until a dough of standard consistency is obtained.
The tip of the burette is allowed to fill before the readings are made, which are from the lowest point or meniscus.
Run in standard KOH solution from a burette until a faint pink tinge remains permanently.