Definition of gravimetric in US English:



  • 1Relating to the measurement of weight.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Briefly, the gravimetric method involved weighing the containers daily using a mobile weighing device for a period of 30 d.’
    • ‘The two chief classes of quantitative analysis, gravimetric and volumetric, were developed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.’
    • ‘All four requirements can be tested by simple gravimetric measurement or by inspection, and all four include quantitative limits.’
    1. 1.1 Relating to the measurement of gravity.
      • ‘Particle size analysis was performed using the gravimetric method.’
      • ‘The simplest are the ‘classical’ methods such as titrimetry and gravimetric analysis.’
      • ‘Analysis of silica content was completed by the gravimetric method.’
      • ‘The first quantitative analyses were gravimetric analyses (weighing things) that were made possible by the invention of a precise balance.’
      • ‘The pressure and volumetric tests are suitable for field use, but the gravimetric test is best done in the lab.’