Ma*nom"e*ter(?), n. [Gr. thin, rare + -meter: cf. F. manomtre.] An instrument for measuring the tension or elastic force of gases, steam, etc., constructed usually on the principle of allowing the gas to exert its elastic force in raising a column of mercury in an open tube, or in compressing a portion of air or other gas in a closed tube with mercury or other liquid intervening, or in bending a metallic or other spring so as to set in motion an index; a pressure gauge. See Pressure, and Illust. of Air pump.
Man`o*met"ric*al(?), } a. [Cf. F. manomtrique.] Of or pertaining to the manometer; made by the manometer.
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