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Not using liquid.

[French anéroïde : Greek a-, without; see a-1 + Late Greek nēron, water; see newo- in Indo-European roots.]


not containing a liquid
[C19: from French, from an- + Greek nēros wet + -oid]


(ˈæn əˌrɔɪd)

using no fluid.
[1840–50; a-6 + Greek nēr(ós) wet, fluid (akin to nân to flow) + -oid]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aneroid - a barometer that measures pressure without using fluidsaneroid - a barometer that measures pressure without using fluids
altimeter - an instrument that measures the height above ground; used in navigation
barometer - an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
Adj.1.aneroid - containing no liquid or actuated without the use of liquidaneroid - containing no liquid or actuated without the use of liquid; "aneroid barometer"


A. ADJaneroide
B. CPD aneroid barometer Nbarómetro m aneroide
References in classic literature ?
An excellent aneroid was drawn from the wadded box which contained it and hung on the wall.
Now, upon his assigning some duty to his fellow-Professor (it was only the carrying of an aneroid barometer), the matter suddenly came to a head.
There were an aneroid and another box-shaped instrument hanging from the ring.
There was an aneroid glass screwed above the couch.
For this purpose, the patient blows into the mouthpiece of an aneroid manometer up to 40 mmHg for 15 s.
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The increase in performance was achieved with the help of new turbochargers with modified compressor machining, smaller wastegate aneroid capsule and sharpened engine mapping.
There are two main types of blood pressure (BP) monitors: aneroid (mercury) and digital, whereas there are three different types of digital blood pressure monitors in the market: arm-type, wrist-type and finger-type.
For example, while in the resting supine position, each subject expired with a closed glottis into a mouthpiece-tubing connected to an aneroid manometer to maintain a constant expiratory intra-oral pressure of 40 mmHg for 20 sec according to standardized protocol (4,14,17,18).
Aneroid monitors have a cuff that's inflated by squeezing a rubber bulb, a dial gauge with a needle, and a stethoscope.
BP was measured with a calibrated aneroid sphygmomanometer in the supine position after five minutes rest.