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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An instrument for measuring variations in the field of attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface;

Usage examples (10)
  • It was called a gravimeter, and it sat in a huge glass-and-wood cabinet like the ones you see at the Smithsonian or the British Museum.
  • The experiment does not yet yield a gravity measurement of great accuracy, but the researchers believe the technique could lead to a workable "gravimeter" small enough...
  • An experiment probing for anomalous vertical gravity on Earth, which has already been performed by us, uses the highest-resolution atomic gravimeter so far.
  • Using a sensitive gravimeter (as in reading microgals for use in geophysical exploration) one can take readings at several different heights above the floor. for more
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