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“burette” in English

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burettenoun [ C ]

specialized US also buret uk /bjʊəˈret/ us /bjʊˈret/

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  • Fill a burette with the standard cyanide solution. 
  • Fill one burette with this and another with the solution of silver nitrate. 
  • Read off the level of the liquid in the graduated burette. 
  • Run out the water so as to keep the level in the two burettes the same. 
  • The flow of liquid into the burette is controlled by the clip. 

(Definition of “burette” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“burette” in American English

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burettenoun [ C ]


a glass tube with measurements marked on it and with a small faucet at the bottom, used for adding small amounts of liquid to something

(Definition of “burette” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)