Dynamometer

Dy`na*mom"e*ter

(?), n. [Cf. F. dynamomtre. See Dynameter.] An apparatus for measuring force or power; especially, muscular effort of men or animals, or the power developed by a motor, or that required to operate machinery.
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It usually embodies a spring to be compressed or weight to be sustained by the force applied, combined with an index, or automatic recorder, to show the work performed.

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Dy`na*mo*met"ric

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Dy`na*mo*met"ric*al

(?), } a. Relating to a dynamometer, or to the measurement of force doing work; as, dynamometrical instruments.
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