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ergometer

Definition:

a measuring instrument designed to measure power

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

ergometers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

dynamometer | dyno [informal]

Etymology:

Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots + "-meter".
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

ergometer | erg [informal, synonym, sense-specific] | ergo [synonym, sense-specific]

a dynamometer | a type of exercise machine in which the action of rowing is simulated by the pulling of a strong flexible cord wound round a flywheel (27 of 345 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ergometer

Wikipedia:

Ergometer [disambiguation]

may refer to: Exercise machine, equipped with an apparatus for measuring the work performed by exercising | Indoor rower, called an ergometer by rowers | An instrument for measuring the amount of work done by human muscles | Ergometer comes from the... (39 of 140 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Ergometer

Oxford Dictionary:

ergometer

an apparatus which measures work or energy expended during a period of physical exercise (14 of 44 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ergometer

Merriam-Webster:

ergometer | ergometric [adjective, related]

an apparatus for measuring the work performed (as by a person exercising) ; also, an exercise machine equipped with an ergometer (21 of 36 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ergometer

American Heritage Dictionary:

ergometer | ergometric [adjective, related]

An instrument for measuring the amount of work done by a muscle or group of muscles. (16 of 33 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ergometer

New World Dictionary:

ergometer | ergometry [noun, related]

an instrument for measuring the amount of work done by a muscle or muscles over a period of time (19 of 32 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ergometer

Random House Dictionary:

ergometer

a device designed to measure muscle power. (7 of 12 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/ergometer

Wiktionary:

ergometer | ergometers [plural]

A dynamometer used to measure the work done by muscles (10 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ergometer

Britannica Encyclopedia:

dynamometer [measurement instrument]

device for measuring mechanical force, or power, transmitted by a rotating shaft. Since power is the product of torque and angular speed, all ... (23 of 297 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/175219​/dynamometer

Encarta Dictionary:

ergometer | ergometers [plural]

an instrument for measuring muscle power or work done by muscles, e.g. when exercising (14 of 41 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609020​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

ergometer

Origin: Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots + "-meter".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ergometer

Collins Dictionary:

ergometer

First use: 20th century

Origin: from Greek ergon work + -meter

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ergometer

New World Dictionary:

ergometer

Origin: Greek ergon, "work" + "-meter"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ergometer

Encarta Dictionary:

ergometer | ergometers [plural]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Greek ergon "work"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609020​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

ergometer

Audio: British English pronunciation of "ergometer"

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the Free Dictionary:

ergometer

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "ergometer"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "ergometer"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "ergometer" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/ergometer

Google Dictionary:

ergometer | ergometers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "ergometer"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

ergometer

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ergometer"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ergome​01 word=ergometer

YourDictionary Audio:

ergometer

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ergometer" by speech synthesizer

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