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ceil·om·e·ter

 (sē-lŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
A photoelectric instrument for ascertaining cloud heights.

ceilometer

(siːˈlɒmɪtə)
n
(Physical Geography) a device for determining the cloud ceiling, esp by means of a reflected light beam
[C20: from ceiling + -meter]

ceil•om•e•ter

(siˈlɒm ɪ tər, sɪ-)

n.
an automatic device for measuring and recording the height of clouds by triangulation.
[1940–45; ceil (ing) + -o- + -meter]

ceilometer

an instrument for measuring by triangulation and recording the distance between the earth and the cloud ceiling.
See also: Clouds
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