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gravimetric

Line breaks: gravi|met¦ric
Pronunciation: /ˌɡravɪˈmɛtrɪk
 
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Definition of gravimetric in English:

adjective

1Relating to the measurement of weight.
Example sentences
  • The average water content of the bone specimens, measured using gravimetric methods is in the normal range for cortical bone.
  • The two chief classes of quantitative analysis, gravimetric and volumetric, were developed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • All four requirements can be tested by simple gravimetric measurement or by inspection, and all four include quantitative limits.
2Relating to the measurement of gravity.
Example sentences
  • The gravimetric technique is less sensitive than the radioactive technique, but it has an advantage in avoiding the corrections for tracer diffusion.
  • Another problem with airborne measurements is that the aircraft's altitude must be known to within 1 m to attain gravimetric precision of the order of 1 mgal.
  • Telescopic, gravimetric, and spectrographic scans have revealed fourteen planets in the system.

Derivatives

gravimetry

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Pronunciation: /ɡrəˈvɪmɪtri/
noun
Example sentences
  • At the 1877 meeting of the International Geodetic Association, his work in gravimetry was recognized as an important advance.
  • To determine the dry weight, the specimen was dried at room temperature for several days and in vacuum for an additional 6-8 h just before the gravimetry.
  • His research interests include positioning, navigation, and attitude determination using INS / GPS integration for georeferencing and airborne gravimetry.

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