Definition of Rotameter

1. Noun. (physics) A device used to measure fluid flow, in which a float rises in a tapered vertical tube to a height dependent on the rate of flow through the tube ¹



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Definition of Rotameter

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Medical Definition of Rotameter

1. A device for measuring the flow of gas or liquid; the fluid flowing up through a slightly tapered tube elevates a ball or other weight that partially obstructs the flow, until the wider cross-section allows that flow to pass around the floating obstruction. Origin: L. Rota, wheel, + G. Metron, measure (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Rotameter

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1. Gas Analysis by Louis Munroe Dennis (1913)
"The rotameter. — A unique and useful device for measuring the volume of ... The rotameter is made in different sizes, the maximum flow of gas through the ..."

2. Gas Analysis by Louis Munroe Dennis (1913)
"The rotameter. — A unique and useful device for measuring the volume of gas per hour ... The rotameter is made in different sizes, the maximum flow of gas ..."

3. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1907)
"54, is shown in full size an instrument called a " rotameter," which we have ... The small wheel W, which projects beyond the rim of the rotameter is firmly ..."

4. Transactions by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1907)
"54, is shown in full size an instrument called a "rotameter," which we have found ... The small wheel W, which projects beyond the rim of the rotameter is ..."

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