One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A graduated glass tube with a tap at one end, for delivering known volumes of a liquid, especially in titrations.
- ‘A buret is a long tube with volume markings for precise measurement and a stopcock at the bottom to control the flow of liquid.’
- ‘A buret (also spelled burette) is a long glass tube open at both ends, that is used to measure out precise volumes of liquids or gases.’
- ‘In general, the titrant is placed in a volumetric glassware called a burette and added slowly to a known volume of analyte until the reaction is complete.’
- ‘For example, burettes and spectro photometers are chemical instruments - one measures volume and the other measures absorbance.’
- ‘Therefore, the volume of water drained from the porous specimen is indeed the change of volume of specimen, which can directly be measured using a burette or an electronic weighing scale.’
- ‘Though a diploma course in scientific glass technology is being offered in Chennai, it is related to making scientific apparatus like test tubes, burettes etc., which does not need any creativity.’
Mid 19th century: from French, from buire ‘jug’, of Germanic origin; related to German Bauch ‘stomach’.
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