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anemometer

Syllabification: an·e·mom·e·ter
Pronunciation: /ˌanəˈmämədər
 
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Definition of anemometer in English:

noun

An instrument for measuring the speed of the wind, or of any current of gas.
Example sentences
  • At $100, you can add a rain gauge, or an anemometer to measure wind speed and calculate the wind chill.
  • One day last winter, the tiny cups on an anemometer that measures wind speed on the turbine began gathering ice.
  • Wind instruments, such as anemometers and aerovanes or wind vanes, should be exposed to an unobstructed wind flow 10 meters above the ground.

Origin

early 18th century: from Greek anemos 'wind' + -meter.

Derivatives

anemometry

1
noun
Example sentences
  • The air velocity through the air-conditioning unit, [U.sub.c] (m/s), was measured by anemometry.
  • Such common grounds are difficult or impossible to define by using methods such as LDV or hot wire anemometry that do not address the global Lagrangian or the temporal nature of complex flows.
  • A recent hearing of anemometry masts as a forerunner to an ‘industrial development’ (wind farm) had 164 objectors and a hearing in Elgin by Moray Council for Drummuir had over 120.

anemometric

2
Pronunciation: /-məˈmetrik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • We invite you to learn about what is probably the best anemometric indicator for cranes on the market.
  • ESDU 83029 gives a comprehensive and systematic procedure for the correction of sensed anemometric data.
  • For this purpose, the company implemented two anemometric stations in Northern Minas Gerais in 1997, where two potentially promising sites were identified.

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