from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to a hydrometer, or to the determination of the specific gravity, velocity, discharge, etc., of fluids.
  • Made by means of a hydrometer: as, hydrometric observations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to an hydrometer, or to the determination of the specific gravity of fluids.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to measurement of the velocity, discharge, etc., of running water.
  • adjective Made by means of an hydrometer.
  • adjective a species of hydrometer consisting of a hollow ball of ivory or metal suspended by a treated from the center of a graduated quadrant, and held in a stream to measure the velocity of the water by the inclination given to the thread; a kind of current gauge.

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  • adjective concerning or applying hydrometry

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  • adjective of or relating to hydrometry


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    ANC Daily News Briefing 2001

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