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Meaning of "gravimeter" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GRAVIMETER

From French gravimètre, from Latin gravis heavy.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GRAVIMETER

gravimeter  [ɡrəˈvɪmɪtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GRAVIMETER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gravimeter is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GRAVIMETER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gravimeter

Gravimeter

A gravimeter is an instrument used in gravimetry for measuring the local gravitational field of the Earth. A gravimeter is a type of accelerometer, specialized for measuring the constant downward acceleration of gravity, which varies by about 0.5% over the surface of the Earth. Though the essential principle of design is the same as in other accelerometers, gravimeters are typically designed to be much more sensitive in order to measure very tiny fractional changes within the Earth's gravity of 1 g, caused by nearby geologic structures or the shape of the Earth and by temporal tidal variations. This sensitivity means that gravimeters are susceptible to extraneous vibrations including noise that tend to cause oscillatory accelerations. In practice this is counteracted by integral vibration isolation and signal processing. The constraints on temporal resolution are usually less for gravimeters, so that resolution can be increased by processing the output with a longer time constant. Gravimeters display their measurements in units of gals, instead of more common units of acceleration.

Definition of gravimeter in the English dictionary

The definition of gravimeter in the dictionary is an instrument for measuring the earth's gravitational field at points on its surface. Other definition of gravimeter is an instrument for measuring relative density.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GRAVIMETER


altimeter
ælˈtɪmɪtə
calorimeter
ˌkæləˈrɪmɪtə
colorimeter
ˌkʌləˈrɪmɪtə
delimiter
diːˈlɪmɪtə
densimeter
dɛnˈsɪmɪtə
dimeter
ˈdɪmɪtə
fluorimeter
ˌflʊəˈrɪmɪtə
limiter
ˈlɪmɪtə
lysimeter
laɪˈsɪmɪtə
oximeter
ɒkˈsɪmɪtə
perimeter
pəˈrɪmɪtə
planimeter
plæˈnɪmɪtə
polarimeter
ˌpəʊləˈrɪmɪtə
scimitar
ˈsɪmɪtə
simitar
ˈsɪmɪtə
tachymeter
tæˈkɪmɪtə
tensimeter
tɛnˈsɪmɪtə
turbidimeter
ˌtɜːbɪˈdɪmɪtə
velocimeter
ˌvɛləˈsɪmɪtə
viscosimeter
ˌvɪskəʊˈsɪmɪtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GRAVIMETER

gravid
gravida
gravidity
gravidly
gravidness
gravies
gravimetric
gravimetric analysis
gravimetrical
gravimetrically
gravimetry
graving dock
graviperception
gravitas
gravitate
gravitation
gravitational
gravitational constant
gravitational field
gravitational force

WORDS THAT END LIKE GRAVIMETER

accelerometer
barometer
centimeter
Demeter
diameter
diffractometer
meter
micrometer
millimeter
multimeter
nanometer
odometer
parameter
peter
potentiometer
spectrometer
spectrophotometer
speedometer
tachometer
thermometer
voltmeter

Synonyms and antonyms of gravimeter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gravimeter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GRAVIMETER

Find out the translation of gravimeter to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gravimeter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gravimeter» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

重力仪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gravímetro
570 millions of speakers

English

gravimeter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

gravimeter
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ميزان الثقل النوعي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гравиметр
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gravimeter
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অভিকর্ষ-ব্যবধান মাপনী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gravimètre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gravimeter
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gravimeter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

重力計
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비중계
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gravimeter
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gravimeter
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஈர்ப்புமானி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुरुमीटर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gravimetre
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gravimetro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gravimeter
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гравіметр
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gravimetrului
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βαρυτόμετρου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gravimeter
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gravimeter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gravimeter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gravimeter

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GRAVIMETER»

The term «gravimeter» is normally little used and occupies the 120.773 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GRAVIMETER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gravimeter

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GRAVIMETER»

Discover the use of gravimeter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gravimeter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Glossary of Mapping Science
It is used with a straight-edge for drawing long, straight lines. gravimeter - (1) An instrument for measuring either (a) the force or acceleration of gravity at a point, or (b) difference in the force or acceleration of gravity between two points.
American Society of Civil Engineers, 1994
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Fundamentals of Geophysics
2.35 The principle of operation of an unstable (astatic) type of gravimeter. retro- reflector, and interference fringes are observed and counted during its upward and downward paths. Sensitivity and accuracy are comparable to those of the ...
William Lowrie, 2007
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Wiley Survey of Instrumentation and Measurement
Current gravimeter designs also minimize barometric pressure and magnetic effects. Gravimeter Range, Accuracy, Precision, Calibration, Drift, and Tidal Effects A single spring constant k value [see Eq. (5)] cannot give high accuracy ...
Stephen A. Dyer, 2004
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Gravity Anomalies: Unsurveyed Areas: Papers
In the LaCoste-Romberg sea gravimeter, gravity values are obtained from the velocity of the beam; that is, only the term Bfa of equation 3 is used [Nettleton et al ., 1962]. In theory this method should yield instantaneous values of gravity, but in  ...
Hyman Orlin, 1966
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Geodesy
552 Superconducting gravimeter principle, after GWR- Instruments information and Richter (1987) 1995. WARBURTON and BRINTON 1995). The instrumental drift of a superconducting gravimeter is very small (on the order of 10 nms 2/a ) ...
Wolfgang Torge, 2001
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The Technical Development of the Royal Dutch/Shell: 1890-1940
The first field observations were carried out in 1935, and within a short time it was introduced in all countries in which the Group was carrying out geophysical work (fig. 45). Gravimeters The rise of the gravimeter group of instruments took place ...
Robert James Forbes, Denis R. O'Beirne, 1957
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The 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens, Washington
Earth-tide effects were removed according to the formulation of Longman (1959), with a compliance factor of 1.160; a linear or parabolic function of time was used to approximate daily gravimeter drift. Calibrations of all gravimeters are based ...
Peter W. Lipman, Donal Ray Mullineaux, Geological Survey (U.S.), 1981
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Science-technology Synergy for Research in the Marine ...
EXPERIMENTAL CHARACTERISATION In this section we will describe some experimental characterisations of the gravimeter we are realising. 4.1. Calibration An easy way to calibrate the gravimeter is to detect the gravity acceleration ...
Laura Beranzoli, Paolo Favali, Giuseppe Smriglio, 2002
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A Window on the Future of Geodesy: Proceedings of the ...
Repeated Measurements of Gravity with the Absolute Gravimeter FG5 #210 at Matsushiro, Japan and Comparison with the Superconducting Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 1-15-1, Minamidai, Nakano, Tokyo 164-8639, ...
Fernando Sansò, 2006
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Lectures on explosives: A course of lectures prepared ...
Into the parallel upper frame-pieces are set two metal bearings which receive the trunnions attached to the seat upon which the gravimeter is placed. All motion of the seat may be arrested by means of stay-pins. This is necessary whenever it is  ...
Willoughby Walke, 1897

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GRAVIMETER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gravimeter is used in the context of the following news items.
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What is a Gravimeter?
A gravimeter is a type of accelerometer that is used to precisely measure local gravitational field strength by measuring the constant downward ... «AZoSensors, Jun 15»
2
ColdQuanta Launches UK Subsidiary
... a recipient of an award and will be working with the University of Birmingham among others on the feasibility of a next generation gravimeter. «PR Web, Apr 15»
3
Scientist investigates changing sea levels
... in the Mediterranean Sea based on data from the satellite-based gravimeter mission GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment). «Phys.Org, Mar 15»
4
First fixed-wing aircraft for Antarctic research delivered to China
It will be outfitted with research equipment including an ice radar system, airborne gravimeter, airborne magnetometer, and onboard laser radar ... «WantChinaTimes, Mar 15»
5
Exhibitors highlighting technology for moving and handling materials
Comet Plastic Equipment LLC (Booth W1543): Introducing new ColorSave Micro gravimeter feeder using new patented system to feed small ... «Plastics News, Mar 15»
6
Turn your computer into a UFO detector
... the 3-axis accelerometer from a smartphone as a gravimeter. ... tells the network, the directions of the gravimeter/magnetometer data (for ... «Open Minds UFO News, Jan 15»
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Humans Last Landed On The Moon 42 Years Ago Today
Apollo 17 commander Gene Cernan with a gravimeter experiment. The lunar rover is at right. Credit; NASA. Orange soil (from volcanic glass ... «Universe Today, Dec 14»
8
A Texas-sized block of ice
The gravimeter is a new addition to the Icepod suite of instruments. Housed separately inside the plane the gravimeter requires a very stable ... «Phys.Org, Dec 14»
9
Adirondack Attic: What's a gravimeter?
Andy talks to Laura Rice, chief curator at the Adirondack Museum, about a Worden Gravimeter, a gravity meter made by Texas Instruments. «North Country Public Radio, Dec 14»
10
ALPhANOV signs technology transfer agreement with MuQuans
... MuQuans are also teaming up on other collaborative projects: Graviter, funded by the DGA, to develop a field quantum gravimeter and MIGA, ... «Optics.org, Oct 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gravimeter [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gravimeter>. Dec 2021 ».
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