Definition of aneroid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈanərɔɪd/


Relating to or denoting a barometer that measures air pressure by the action of the air in deforming the elastic lid of an evacuated box.
Example sentences
  • He used a standard-sized, calibrated aneroid sphygmomanometer blood pressure cuff to measure pressure in the left arm.
  • We calibrated the blood pressure measurement system prior to use each day with an aneroid sphygmomanometer.
  • On July 17, 1929, he flew the first instrumented payload, consisting of an aneroid barometer, a thermometer, and a camera.


An aneroid barometer.
Example sentences
  • He pointed out that some Midwestern facilities began phasing out mercury-containing sphygmomanometers and switching over to aneroids a few years ago, at the urging of St. Mary's Duluth clinic.


Mid 19th century: coined in French from Greek a- 'without' + nēros 'water'.

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