an equipment for delivering measured quantities of fluid or even for calculating the amount of liquid or gasoline received or discharged It consists essentially of a graduated glass tube typically furnished with a little aperture and stopcock
- calculating tool consisting of a graduated cup pipe with a tap at the bottom; used for titration
- An apparatus for delivering measured levels of liquid or even for measuring the total amount of liquid or gasoline obtained or discharged. It consists really of a graduated glass pipe, typically furnished with a little aperture and stopcock.
1836, from French burette "tiny vase, cruet," diminutive of buire "vase for liquors," in Old French "jug," variant of buie (12c.) "bottle, liquid run," from Frankish *buk- or some comparable Germanic source (see container (letter.)). As a laboratory measuring tube, from 1836.
- buret [Am.]
(n.) An apparatus for delivering calculated quantities of liquid or for calculating the quantity of fluid or gas received or released. It consists essentially of a graduated glass pipe, often furnished with a small aperture and stopcock.
From the reading of the burette the lead is calculated.