Definition of barometer in English:

barometer

Syllabification: ba·rom·e·ter
Pronunciation: /bəˈrämitər
 
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noun

  • 1An instrument measuring atmospheric pressure, used especially in forecasting the weather and determining altitude.
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    • Various instruments like thermometers and barometers are used to measure this.
    • Their weather station houses barometers, thermometers, a wind vane, and a rain gauge.
    • We have text on how a barometer measures air pressure that you might be interested in.
  • 1.1Something that reflects changes in circumstances or opinions: furniture is a barometer of changing tastes
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    • The law and order scenario in a society can, generally, be used as a barometer of good governance and social health.
    • The next week or so will be a barometer of just how far Houllier has travelled in his mission to return Liverpool to greatness.
    • Drinking, and particularly the ability to hold a drink, is traditionally a barometer of masculinity.

Derivatives

barometric

Pronunciation: /ˌbarəˈmetrik/
adjective
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  • The anticipated temperature (in Fahrenheit and well as Celsius), rainfall, windspeed, barometric pressure and cloud cover are given, among other parameters.
  • Yes, we are one of the coldest places in the world… also we have one of the highest barometric pressures,’ he said proudly.
  • While the average barometric pressure on earth's surface is 1,013 millibars, the pressure at the center of the hurricane is 100 to 120 millibars lower.

barometrical

adjective
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  • Dependent on the application the information about barometrical pressure should be available on the internet.
  • Hence the lines 4, 7, 10 are arranged so as to form a closed barometrical loop.
  • Beside the GPS receiver, the Edge 305 has a barometrical altimeter.

barometry

Pronunciation: /-ˈrämitrē/
noun
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  • However, further thought shows that such an application of luminescent barometry is not to be undertaken lightly.
  • This course is for airworthiness inspectors involved in the certification, surveillance and approval of altimetry and/or barometry systems/equipment and their related repair stations.
  • software package for thermometry, barometry, and activity calculations in mafic rocks using an IBM-compatible computer Source Computers & Geosciences archive

Origin

mid 17th century: from Greek baros 'weight' + -meter.

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