dynamometer

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a machine that measures the output of an engine

Cars & Driving

  • noun a machine for measuring the power output of an engine, either directly or at the driven wheels.

Electronics

  • A device which measures and indicates an output magnitude of a motor, such as power or current.
  • An instrument which measures and indicates an output electric magnitude of a motor, such as power or current, based on the force between a moving coil and a fixed coil.
  • A device or instrument which measures and indicates mechanical power.

Medical

  • noun an instrument for measuring the force of muscular contraction
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