manometer definition

  • noun:
    • a musical instrument utilized for calculating pressure of fluids and fumes.
    • A sphygmomanometer.
    • An instrument to measure pressure in a fluid, specially a double-legged fluid line gauge used to gauge the difference between the pressures of two fluids.
    • An instrument for measuring the tension or elastic force of fumes, vapor, etc., constructed generally regarding concept of allowing the fuel to exert its flexible force in increasing a column of mercury in an open pipe, or in compressing a portion of air or other gasoline in a closed pipe with mercury or any other fluid intervening, or in flexing a metallic or other spring in order to set in motion an index; a pressure gauge. See pressure, and Illust. of air pump.
    • An instrument for determining and showing the elastic force of fumes or vapors.
    • In physiology, a musical instrument utilized for deciding blood-pressure.
    • a pressure gauge for researching pressures of a gas

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