One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Relating to the measurement of weight.
- ‘The two chief classes of quantitative analysis, gravimetric and volumetric, were developed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.’
- ‘Applying gravimetric methods, the errors might be even higher.’
- ‘The average water content of the bone specimens, measured using gravimetric methods is in the normal range for cortical bone.’
- ‘All four requirements can be tested by simple gravimetric measurement or by inspection, and all four include quantitative limits.’
- ‘Briefly, the gravimetric method involved weighing the containers daily using a mobile weighing device for a period of 30 d.’
2Relating to the measurement of gravity.
- ‘Another problem with airborne measurements is that the aircraft's altitude must be known to within 1 m to attain gravimetric precision of the order of 1 mgal.’
- ‘Warships use energy weapons along with gravimetric based missiles.’
- ‘The gravimetric technique is less sensitive than the radioactive technique, but it has an advantage in avoiding the corrections for tracer diffusion.’
- ‘Telescopic, gravimetric, and spectrographic scans have revealed fourteen planets in the system.’
- ‘This paper briefly reviews the history of cloud physics, then discusses the gravimetric theory of cloud buoyancy.’
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