Definition of oedometer in US English:

oedometer

noun

  • A device for measuring the consolidation of a soil or other material when pressure is applied under controlled conditions.

Origin

Early 20th century. From ancient Greek οἴδ- + -ometer, after German Ödometer (Reinke, 1876).

Pronunciation

oedometer

/iːˈdɒmɪtə/