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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An instrument which measure the volume (3-dimensional space) of something which can't be immersed in liquid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for measuring the volume of a body, especially a solid, by means of the difference in tension caused by its presence and absence in a confined portion of air.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for measuring the volume of a solid body by the quantity of a liquid or of air which it displaces, and thence also for determining its specific gravity.

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