meter-, metro-, metr-, -metrical, -metrically, -metron, -metric, -metrist, -meter, -meters, -metry, -metre

(Greek: measure)

1. An instrument used to measure the concentration of sugar in a solution; for example, a polarimeter.

A polarimeter is an instrument used to measure the rotation of the plane of polarization of light as it passes through a substance; especially, a liquid or solution. It is an important tool in the analysis of sugar solutions.

2. An instrument that determines the concentration of sugar in a fermenting solution from carbon dioxide measurements.
A hydrometer used to determine the strength of a sugar solution by measuring its density.
salinity current
A density current in the ocean whose flow is caused by its relatively higher salinity, and therefore its greater density, in comparison to the surrounding water.
salinometer, salimeter
A device or instrument used to measure the salt content of a solution; such as, brine, especially one based on electrical conductivity methods.
salinometric, salinometry
A reference to an instrument that is used to measure the concentration of salt in salt solutions.
sciametry (s) (noun), sciametries (pl)
The measurements or sizes to which shadows are determined.
1. An instrument for measuring the intensity of the scintillation of the stars.
2. A device containing a scintillator for detecting and measuring low intensities of ionizing radiation.
3. A device for detecting and measuring radioactivity, having a crystal scintillator, a photoelectric cell sensitive to the light from scintillations, and an amplifier.
An instrument for measuring curvatures of the spine.
Measurement of the curvatures of the spine.
Measuring curvatures of the spine.
An instrument for recording and measuring the size of scotomata.
The technique of identifying and measuring scotomata.
seismometer, seismometry
1. A tool for measuring earthquakes and attendant phenomena; such as, earth tremors or ground movement.
2. A special seismograph equipped to measure the actual movement of the ground.

See seismograph in this listing for more details.

Related "measure" and "metric" words and charts: mens-; Metric Chart of Units; Metric-Length Converter; Metric Units and Links.