Definition of hydrometer in English:

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Pronunciation: /hīˈdrämədər/


An instrument for measuring the density of liquids.
Example sentences
  • While tasting the grapes is a fine way to know when to harvest them, also invest in a hydrometer - which measures the specific gravity of liquids - available at winemaking supply shops.
  • Here the syrup is boiled carefully to attain the correct sugar density as measured with a sugar hydrometer and filtered again.
  • The other piece of equipment is a device called a hydrometer, which measures alcoholic strength.



Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrəˈmetrik/
Example sentences
  • The Water Survey of Canada, through the hydrometric database, provides streamflow and water level data that are used in the present study.
  • Confirmation of the drainage system's responses to the climatic warming signal awaits further investigation when longer records from a denser hydrometric network become available.
  • Its hydrometric division has excellent water level records at its disposal.


Pronunciation: /-itrē/
Example sentences
  • The total non-structural dry matter concentration of liquid expressed from the other sample was determined by hydrometry.
  • The session will be focused on the interaction between hydrometry and mathematical modelling.
  • The final chapters detail specific points of relevance to density measurements and hydrometry for materials commonly used in industry.

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Syllabification: hy·drom·e·ter

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