Definition of gravimetric in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɡravɪˈmɛtrɪk/


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.
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