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A calibrated instrument or vessel for measuring the volumes of gases.
See also: spirometer.


A calibrated instrument used to measure volumes.

gasometer (gasäm´ətur),

n a calibrated instrument or vessel for measuring the volume of gases. Used in clinical and physiologic investigation for measuring respiratory volume.
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PEOPLE living in Birkenhead are being warned to expect "unpleasant smells" when work begins on dismantling two gas holders.
Gas holders were a vital part of the gas supply system, responsible for supplying gas to thousands of people across the country.
The explosion has damaged the roof of the gas holder badly.
the side of every building, the surface of every gas holder rising above
The gas holder and LPG tanks on Maesdu Road, Llandudno, pictured in 1982.
He and the band's resolve was tested to the extreme after they found themselves booked to play a dismal gig at a most bizarre venue - a disused gas holder in Switzerland.
They have got to pick the right attack, hit the pedal from the first ball on Friday - and if it's 1-1 going to The Oval - there are going to be people hanging from the rafters or climbing up that gas holder.
Firstly, co-gasification of rubber with brown coal was carried out under well-defined conditions of gasification in a laboratory scale at a unit for the conversion of solid fuels at atmospheric pressure designed for the gasification of samples of a maximum weight of 100 g, capable of heating to a temperature of up to 900[degrees]C and collecting gaseous products into a gas holder with a capacity of 130 [dm.
The professional climbers had to stick up 16 giant posters to make a scene of naked men on the exterior of the giant gas holder.
The gas level was measured by means of a side scale attached to the gas holder and recorded daily.
England take on Zimbabwe beneath the old gas holder in the NatWest series with the bowlers likely to be calling the shots in conditions sure to suit.
Eric Owen Moss's proposal for the re-use of a gas holder in Vienna energetically colonises redundant space with a series of complex eruptions and interpenetrations.