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

  • n. Any of several instruments for measuring the volume of liquids, solids, or gases.

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  • n. Any instrument used to measure the volume of a substance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for measuring the volumes of gases or liquids by introducing them into a vessel of known capacity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as stereometer.
  • n. In chem. and physics, broadly, any instrument for measuring the volumes of gases, as a graduated glass tube in which a gas may be collected over water or mercury, the gas displacing the liquid as it enters the vessel, and the volume displaced being indicated by the graduations.

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

  • n. a meter to measure the volume of gases, liquids, or solids (either directly or by displacement)


volu(me) + -meter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • The elder Dr. Gilson developed Pipetman's unique volumeter in 1963 as an improvement to Gilson respirometers.

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  • The volumeter consists of three numbers, and is read from.

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  • It is only necessary to change the tip if a different liquid is being sampled or if the volumeter setting is changed.

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  • To obtain maximum accuracy when changing the volumeter setting, follow the recommendations below: decreasing the volume setting, turn the adjustment ring slowly to reach the required setting,

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