264. Measurement


See also 226. INSTRUMENTS .

acetimetry
the measurement of the relative amount of acetic acid in a given subtance. —acetimetrical , adj.
acidimetry
Chemistry. the determination of the amount of free acid in a liquid. —acidimeter , n. —acidimetrical , adj.
algometry
measurement of pain by means of an algometer.
atmidometry
the measurement of evaporation in the air. —atmidometer , n.
autometry
1. the measurement of oneself.
2. the measurement of a part of a figure as a fraction of the total figure’s height. —autometric , adj.
baculometry
the measurement of distance or lines by means of a stave or staff.
chorometry
the science of land surveying.
chronoscopy
accurate measurement of short intervals of time by means of a chronoscope. —chronoscopic , adj.
cosmometry
the science of measuring the universe.
cryometry
the measurement of extremely low temperatures, by means of a cryometer.
cyclometry
the measurement of circles.
dosimetry
the measurement by a dosimeter of the dosage of radiation a per-son has received. See also 130. DRUGS . —dosimetrist , n. —dosimetric, dosimetrical , adj.
erythrocytometry
measurement of the red blood cells in the blood, by use of an erythrocytometer.
eudiometry
the science of measuring and analyzing gases by means of a eudiometer.
fluorometry
the measurement of fluorescence, or visible radiation, by means of a fluorometer. —fluorometric , adj.
galvanometry
the measurement of the strength of electric currents, by means of a galvanometer. —galvanometric, galvanometrical , adj.
gasometry
the measurement of the amounts of the gases in a mixture. —gasometer , n. —gasometric, gasometrical , adj.
goniometry
the practice or theory of measuring angles, especially by means of a goniometer.
halometry
the measurement of the dimensions and angles of the planes of salt crystals. —halometer , n.
heliometry
the practice of measuring the angular distance between stars by means of a heliometer. —heliometric, heliometrical , adj.
horometry
the art or science of measuring time. —horometrical , adj.
hypsometry
the measurement of altitude and heights, especially with refer-ence to sea level. —hypsometric, hypsometrical , adj.
indigometry
the practice and art of determining the strength and coloring power of an indigo solution.
isometry
equality of measure. —isometric, isometrical , adj.
konimetry
the measurement of impurities in the air by means of a konimeter. —konimetric , adj.
kymography, cymography
1. the measuring and recording of variations in fluid pressure, as blood pressure.
2. the measuring and recording of the angular oscillations of an aircraft in flight, with respect to an axis or axes flxed in space. —kymograph , n. —kymographic , adj.
megameter
Rare. an instrument for measuring large objects. See also 178. GEOGRAPHY .
mensuration
1. the act, process, or science of measurement.
2. the branch of geometry dealing with measurement of length, area, or volume. —mensurate, mensurational , adj.
metrology
the study and science of measures and weights. —metrologist , n. —metrological , adj.
osmometry
the measurement of osmotic pressure, or the force a dissolved substance exerts on a semipermeable membrane through which it cannot pass when separated by it from a pure solvent. —osmometric , adj.
osteometry
the measurement of bones.
oxidimetry
the determination or estimation of the quantity of oxide formed on a substance. —oxidimetric , adj.
pantometry
Obsolete, the realm of geometrical measurements, taken as a whole. —pantometer , n. —pantometric, pantometrical , adj.
piezometry
the measurement of pressure or compressibility, as with a piezometer. —piezometric , adj.
plastometry
the measurement of the plasticity of materials, as with a plastometer. —plastometric , adj.
pulmometry
the measurement of the capacity of the lungs. —pulmometer , n.
pyrometry
the measurement of temperatures greater than 1500 degrees Celsius. —pyrometer , n. —pyrometric, pyrometrical , adj.
radiometry
the measurement of radiant energy by means of a radiometer. —radiometric , adj.
rheometry
the measurement of electric current, usually with a galvanometer. —rheometric , adj.
stadia
a means of surveying in which distances are measured by reading intervals on a graduated rod intercepted by two parallel cross hairs in the telescope of a surveying instrument. —stadia , adj.
stereometry
1. the process of determining the volume and dimensions of a solid.
2. the process of determining the specific gravity of a liquid. —stereometric , adj.
tachymetry
the measurement of distance, height, elevation, etc., with a tachymeter.
telemetry
the science or use of the telemeter; long-distance measurement.
turbidimetry
the measurement of the turbidity of water or other fluids, as with a turbidimeter. —turbidimetric , adj.
urinometry
measurement of the specific gravity of urine, by means of an urinometer.
volumenometry
the measurement of the volume of a solid body by means of a volumenometer.
volumetry
the measurement of the volume of solids, gases, or liquids; volumetric analysis. —volumetric, volumetrical , adj.
zoometry
the measurement and comparison of the sizes of animals and their parts. —zoometric , adj.

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