Definition of gravimeter in English:

gravimeter

Line breaks: grav|im¦eter
Pronunciation: /ɡrəˈvɪmɪtə
 
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noun

An instrument for measuring the difference in the force of gravity from one place to another.
More example sentences
  • Using a gravimeter, an instrument that measures the motion of the Earth's surface, Weber hoped to ‘tune into’ the Earth's natural frequencies and see if it had been excited by a passing gravity wave.
  • Weiss worked with Dicke on building gravimeters to measure the Earth's unique resonances, its ‘ringing’ when excited.
  • Brown was taking the volcano's pulse with a highly sensitive device called a gravimeter.

Origin

late 18th century: from French gravimètre, from grave 'heavy' (from Latin gravis) + -mètre '(instrument) measuring'.

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