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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to measurement by weight.
  • adjective Of or relating to measurement of variations in a gravitational field.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to measurement by weight: specifically applied in chemistry to a method of analyzing compound bodies by decomposing them and finding the weight of their elements: opposed to volumetric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Of or pertaining to measurement by weight; measured by weight.
  • adjective (Chem.) analysis in which the amounts of the constituents are determined by weight; -- in distinction from volumetric analysis.

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  • adjective chemistry Of or pertaining to measurement by weight.
  • adjective geology Of or pertaining to measurement of the local gravitational field.

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

  • adjective of or relating to hydrometry

Etymologies

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

[From gravimetry, measurement of specific gravity, from gravimeter.]

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gravi- + -metric

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