Definition of dynamometer in English:


Line breaks: dyna|mom¦eter
Pronunciation: /ˌdʌɪnəˈmɒmɪtə


  • An instrument which measures the power output of an engine.
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    • First, under the testing conditions described, it is not possible for the dynamometer to measure the locomotive's maximum drawbar pull.
    • Average flexion strength was 96% of the normal side, as measured with a dynamometer.
    • Finally, the engine is connected to a dynamometer, which simulates actual driving conditions by varying the resistance against the spinning engine.


early 19th century: from French dynamomètre, from Greek dunamis 'power' + French -mètre '(instrument) measuring'.

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