Definition of velocimeter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌvɛlə(ʊ)ˈsɪmɪtə/


An instrument for measuring velocity.
Example sentences
  • In-plane vibrometers measure movements perpendicular to the beam axis, similar to the laser surface velocimeter.



Example sentences
  • Laser Doppler velocimetry has been successfully applied to the measurement of speeds of everything from blood corpuscles to rolled steel.
  • In the type of ultrasound examination called Doppler velocimetry, a hand-held transducer uses sound waves to measure patterns of fetal blood flow.
  • In countries outside the United States, Doppler flow velocimetry is used to monitor uteroplacental blood flow.


Mid 19th century: from Latin velox, veloc- 'swift' + -meter.

Words that rhyme with velocimeter

limiter, perimeter, scimitar

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Line breaks: velo|cim¦eter

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