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dynamometer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dynamometer  \Dy`na*mom"e*ter\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  dynamom[`e]tre.  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. 
 
  Note:  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dynamometer 
  n  :  instrument  designed  to  measure  power 




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