Definition of permeameter in US English:

permeameter

noun

  • 1Physics. An instrument for measuring the magnetic permeability of a substance or object.

  • 2Chiefly Soil Science and Geology. An instrument for measuring the permeability of a substance, especially soil, to liquids or gases.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Silvanus Thompson (1851–1916), physicist and electrical engineer. From permea- + -meter.

Pronunciation

permeameter

/ˌpəːmɪˈamɪtə/