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water-inch

wa·ter-inch
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er inch]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ɪntʃ/
    • /ˈwɔːtə(r) ɪntʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er inch]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ɪntʃ/

Definitions of water-inch word

  • noun water-inch the quantity of water (approx. 500 cubic feet) discharged in 24 hours through a circular opening of one inch diameter leading from a reservoir in which the water is constantly only high enough to cover the orifice. 1
  • noun water-inch a former unit of hydraulic measure, calculated as the discharge of water through a circular opening one inch in diameter and equal to about fourteen pints per minute 0

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Origin of water-inch

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55

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Parts of speech for Water-inch

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

water-inch popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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