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penetrometer Syllabification: pen·e·trom·e·ter
Pronunciation: /ˌpenəˈträmidər/

Definition of penetrometer in English:


An instrument for determining the consistency or hardness of a substance by measuring the depth or rate of penetration of a rod or needle driven into it by a known force.
Example sentences
  • Fruit firmness, as determined by penetrometer, measures the force required to press a blunt-ended probe into the tissue.
  • Toughness is often measured with a penetrometer, a device which forces a circular flattened rod through leaf lamina.
  • In this study, the penetration depth of the penetrometer into the soil was chosen to be 6mm, which is a little larger than the radius of the miniature cone.
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