Definition of aerometric in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɛːrə(ʊ)ˈmɛtrɪk/


  • 1Of or relating to a method for measuring the density or relative density of a liquid, especially milk and beer, by means of a set of small hollow spheres or ‘beads’.

    Each bead is marked with the relative density of a liquid in which it will neither rise nor sink. A set of them corresponding to different densities of liquid is put into the liquid to be tested; the bead that remains suspended, neither rising nor sinking, corresponds to the density of the liquid.

  • 2Of or relating to the measurement of the mechanical properties of air and other gases; (in later use chiefly) of or relating to the measurement of air pollutants.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Farmer's Magazine. From aero- + -metric, after aerometer, aerometry.