Instrument IT’s USE
Actinometer The Device that measures the intensity of radiation
Altimeter A special type of aneroid barometer used in measuring altitudes
Ammeter An Instrument to measure the strength of an electric current
Anemomete An instrument to measure the velocity and find the direction of the wind
Aspirator An apparatus for moving liquids from a body cavity
Atmometer A device that measures the rate of evaporation
Audiometer An Instrument to measure difference in hearing
Barometer An instrument used for measuring atmospheric pressure
Bathometer A device that measures the depth of water in the sea
Beckmann Thermometer A device that Measures the slight change in Temperature
Binoculars An optical instrument for magnified view of distant object by both eyes simultaneously
callipers A device that Measures the diameter of wire,tude or rod
Calorimeter An instrument for measuring quantities of heat
Cathetometer An instrument that measures the distance between fluid levels in vertical tubes
CAT Scanner An instrument that creates a 3-D image of the body issues by X-rays pictures
Chronometer A clock that keeps very accurate time
Clinical thermometer A thermometer for measuring the temperature of human body
Clinometer A device that measures the angle of an incline
Colorimeter An instrument for comparing intensities of colour
Commutator An instrument to change or reverse the direction of an electric current.
Crookes Radiometer Measures the intensity of radiated light
Cryometer A device that measures the very low temperature
Defibrillator An apparatus for restoring heart rhythm by electric shock
Densimeter A device that measures the density,degree of transparency
Densitometer A device that measures the optical Density
Dilatometer A device that Measures the volume expansion of liquid due to temperature
Dynamo A device for converting mechanical energy in to electrical energy
Ecraseur Instrument for removing tumours by tightening a wire loop
Electrometer A device that Measures the potential difference and charge
Electroscope Instrument for detecting the presence of electric charge
Endoscope An instrument for examining hollow organs susch as the bowel
Galvanometer An instrument for measuring electric current
Geiger counter A device that Measures the radiation
Goniometer Device that measures the angles as of crystals
Gravimeter A device that Measures the gravitational field
Hydrometer An instrument for measuring the relative density of liquids
Hydrophone An instrument for Measuring sound under water
Hygrometer An instrument for measuring the relative humidity of atmosphere
Hypsometer A device that Measures the elevation of land
Interferometer A device that Measures the wavelength of light
Lactometer An instrument for measuring the relative density of milk
Machmeter A device that measures the speeds at and beyond the speed of sound Magnetometer,An instrument used to compare the Magnetic momentum and fields
Manometer An instrument to measure the pressure of gases
Mariners compass An apparatus for finding the direction graduated to indicate 32 directions the “N” point on that dail indicates north pole and the “S” point south pole
Microscope Instrument used for magnified view of very small objects
Odometer A device that measures speed Optometer,An instrument that detects the refraction of eyes
Periscope An apparatus for viewing objects lying above the eye level of the observer and whose direct vision is obstructed
Photometer An instrument for comparing the luminous intensity of the sources of light
Piezometer An instrument for measuring the surface area of plane figure
Plantimeter A mechanical integrating instrument to measure area of plane surface
Pluviometer An instrument for measuring rainfall
Pyreliometer An instrument for Measuring solar radiations
Pyrnometers Thermometers to measure high temperatures
Pyknometer An instrument used to measure the density and coefficient of expansion of liquid
Quadrant An instrument for measuring altitudes,angles in navigation and astronomy
Quartz clock A highly accurate clock used in astronomical observations and other precision work
Radio Micrometer An instrument for measuring theat radiations
Rain guage An instrument for measuring rainfall
Refractometer An instrument used to measure the refractive index of the substance
Resistance Thermometer Used for finding the electrical resistance of conductors
Salinometer A type of hydrometer used to determine the concentration of salt solutions by measuring their densities
Scintillation counter A device for ionsing radiation
Seismograph An instrument used for recording the intensity and origin of earthquake shocks
Sextant An instrument used for measurement of angular distances between two objects
Spectroscope Instrument used for spectrum analysis
Spectrometer A type of Spectroscope so calibrated as to make it suitable for the precise measurement of refractive indices
Spherometer An instrument used for accurately measuring the curvature of sphericalobjects
Spring Balance An instrument used to measure the weight of a body.
Sphygmomanometer An apparatus for measuring blood pressure
Sphygmometer An apparatus for measuring strength of pulse
Stereoscope An optical device to see two dimensional picures as having depth and solidity
Stethoscope A medical instrument for hearing and analysing the sound of heart and lungs
Stroboscope An instrument used for viewing the objects moving rapidly with a periodic motion and to see them as if they were at rest
Tangent Galvanometer An Instrument for measuring the strength of the direct current
Telemeter An apparatus for recording physical events happening at a distance
Teleprinter A communication medium for automatic sending receiving and printing of telegraphic messages from distant places
Telescope An instrument for viewing distant object as magnified
Tenaculum An instrument for lifting and holding blood vessels
Trephine An instrument for removing discs of bone from the skull
Thermometer An instrument used to measure the temperature
Thermoscope An instrument used for measuring the temperature changes of the substance by noting the corresponging change in volume
Thermostat A automatic device for regulating constant temperatures
Transistor A small device which may be used to amplify currents and perform other functions usually performed by thermionic value
Variometer A device used for measuring the rate of climb or descend of an aircraft
Vernier An adjustable scale for measuring small sub divisions of scale
vinometer A device for Measuring alcohol content of wine
Viscometer An instrument for measuring the viscosity i.e. the property of resistance of a fluid to relative motion with in itself
voltmeter An instrument to measure potential difference between two points
Xyster A device for scraping bones
Zymometer Instrument for measuring degree of fermentation