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dynamometer Syllabification: dy·na·mom·e·ter
Pronunciation: /ˌdīnəˈmämədər/

Definition of dynamometer in English:


An instrument that measures the power output of an engine.
Example sentences
  • 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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