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gasometer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gasometer  \Gas*om"e*ter\  (?  or  ?),  n.  [Gas  +  -meter.  Cf  F. 
  gazom[`e]tre.] 
  An  apparatus  for  holding  and  measuring  of  gas;  in  gas  works 
  a  huge  iron  cylinder  closed  at  one  end  and  having  the  other 
  end  immersed  in  water,  in  which  it  is  made  to  rise  or  fall, 
  according  to  the  volume  of  gas  it  contains,  or  the  pressure 
  required. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gasometer 
  n  1:  a  meter  for  measuring  the  amount  of  gas  flowing  through  a 
  particular  pipe  [syn:  {gas  meter}] 
  2:  a  large  gas-tight  spherical  or  cylindrical  tank  for  holding 
  gas  to  be  used  as  fuel  [syn:  {gas  holder}] 




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