Etymology
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gasometer (n.)

1790, from gas (n.1) + -meter. Originally an instrument for measuring gases; as this also involves collecting and storing them, it came also to be used for "a storehouse for gas." Related: Gasometric; gasometry.

updated on November 12, 2016

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Definitions of gasometer from WordNet

gasometer (n.)
a meter for measuring the amount of gas flowing through a particular pipe;
Synonyms: gas meter
gasometer (n.)
a large gas-tight spherical or cylindrical tank for holding gas to be used as fuel;
Synonyms: gas holder
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