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A diagram of an electronic tensiometer, used to measure the water content of soil. Parts are labeled: (1) porous cup; (2) water-filled tube; (3) sensor-head; (4) pressure sensor.

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tensiometer (plural tensiometers)

  1. An instrument used to measure the moisture content of soil.
  2. An instrument used to measure the tension in a wire or yarn, or its tensile strength.
  3. An instrument used to measure the surface tension of a liquid.
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