Meaning of oedometer in English:

oedometer

Pronunciation /iːˈdɒmɪtə/

noun

  • A device for measuring the consolidation of a soil or other material when pressure is applied under controlled conditions.

Origin

Early 20th century. From ancient Greek οἴδ- (in οἴδημα swelling, swollen condition or οἰδεῖν to swell) + -ometer, after German Ödometer (Reinke, 1876).