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

  • n. An instrument for measuring the amount of work done by a muscle or group of muscles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dynamometer used to measure the work done by muscles

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A device for measuring, or an instrument for indicating, energy expended or work done; a dynamometer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for measuring work; a dynamometer. Watt's indicator-diagram is an example of an ergometer. Also called electro-ergometer.

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

  • n. measuring instrument designed to measure power


Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots + -meter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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