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- n. An instrument for measuring the volume or tension of any vapor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for measuring the volume or the tension of any vapor; specifically, an instrument of this sort used as an alcoholometer in testing spirituous liquors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for measuring the pressure of a vapor, especially one by which the amount of alcohol in a wine or liquor is determined from the height of the column of mercury which its vapor will support.
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a new acidimeter, invented by Mr. GEISLER, who also invented the new vaporimeter for the determination of the quantity of alcohol contained in wine.