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[gas-om-i-ter] /gæsˈɒm ɪ tər/

an apparatus for measuring and storing gas in a laboratory.
British. a large tank or cylindrical reservoir of gas, as at a gasworks, to be piped to homes, factories, etc.
a nontechnical name for gasholder

1790, from gas + -meter. Related: Gasometric.

gasometer gas·om·e·ter (gā-sŏm’ĭ-tər)
An apparatus for measuring gases.


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