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ba·rom·e·ter

 (bə-rŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure, used especially in weather forecasting.
2. Something that registers or responds to fluctuations; an indicator: Opinion polls serve as a barometer of the public mood.

bar′o·met′ric (băr′ə-mĕt′rĭk), bar′o·met′ri·cal adj.
bar′o·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
ba·rom′e·try n.

barometer

(bəˈrɒmɪtə)
n
1. (General Physics) an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure, usually to determine altitude or weather changes
2. anything that shows change or impending change: the barometer of social change.
barometric, ˌbaroˈmetrical adj
ˌbaroˈmetrically adv
baˈrometry n

ba•rom•e•ter

(bəˈrɒm ɪ tər)

n.
1. an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure. Compare aneroid barometer.
2. anything that indicates changes.
[1655–65]
bar•o•met•ric (ˌbær əˈmɛ trɪk) bar`o•met′ri•cal, adj.
bar`o•met′ri•cal•ly, adv.

ba·rom·e·ter

(bə-rŏm′ĭ-tər)
An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure. Barometers are used to determine height above sea level and in weather forecasting.

barometric (băr′ə-mĕt′rĭk) adjective

barometer

an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure.
See also: Instruments

barometer

An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barometer - an instrument that measures atmospheric pressurebarometer - an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
aneroid, aneroid barometer - a barometer that measures pressure without using fluids
barograph - a recording barometer; automatically records on paper the variations in atmospheric pressure
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
mercury barometer - barometer that shows pressure by the height of a column of mercury
weatherglass - a simple barometer for indicating changes in atmospheric pressure
Translations
البارومتر: مِقياس الضَّغط الجَوّي
barometr
barometer
barométerlégnyomásmérő
loftvog
barometrasbarometrinis
barometrs
barometertlakomer
barometrebasınç ölçer

barometer

[bəˈrɒmɪtəʳ] Nbarómetro m

barometer

[bəˈrɒmɪr] n
(lit) (= instrument) → baromètre m
(fig) (= indicator) a barometer of sth → un baromètre de qch

barometer

n (lit, fig)Barometer nt

barometer

[bəˈrɒmɪtəʳ] nbarometro

barometer

(bəˈromitə) noun
an instrument which indicates changes of weather. The barometer is falling – it is going to rain.
barometric (bӕrəˈmetrik) adjective
barometric pressure.

ba·rom·e·ter

n. barómetro, instrumento para medir la presión atmosférica.
References in classic literature ?
OBSERVING the steady fall of the barometer, Captain MacWhirr thought, "There's some dirty weather knocking about.
No barometer will give warning of an easterly gale, were it ever so wet.
If I should be in such a situation again, I should not wish for any barometer but that one.
An old piano, standing beneath a barometer, was covered with a pyramid of old books and boxes.
The barometer is useless: it is as misleading as the newspaper forecast.
Raoul decided to interview Captain Lynch on the subject, but when he arrived at that ancient mariner's house, he found him looking wide-eyed at the barometer.
He wanted to know exactly how long the storm was going to last; whereupon he was referred to the barometer, which seemed to have no intention of rising.
Never could Starbuck forget the old man's aspect, when one night going down into the cabin to mark how the barometer stood, he saw him with closed eyes sitting straight in his floor-screwed chair; the rain and half-melted sleet of the storm from which he had some time before emerged, still slowly dripping from the unremoved hat and coat.
Those who have been accustomed to contemplate the circumstances which produce and constitute national wealth, must be satisfied that there is no common standard or barometer by which the degrees of it can be ascertained.
Some are known to you, such as the thermometer, which gives the internal temperature of the Nautilus; the barometer, which indicates the weight of the air and foretells the changes of the weather; the hygrometer, which marks the dryness of the atmosphere; the storm-glass, the contents of which, by decomposing, announce the approach of tempests; the compass, which guides my course; the sextant, which shows the latitude by the altitude of the sun; chronometers, by which I calculate the longitude; and glasses for day and night, which I use to examine the points of the horizon, when the Nautilus rises to the surface of the waves.
A hurried tramping sounded on the deck; the captain, summoned from below, joined the first officer, who stood looking at the barometer.
In about ten minutes after starting, the barometer indicated an altitude of 15,000 feet.