hypsometer

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hyp·som·e·ter

 (hĭp-sŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument using the atmospheric pressure as measured by the change in the boiling point of water to determine land elevations.

hypsometer

(hɪpˈsɒmɪtə)
n
1. (Physical Geography) an instrument for measuring altitudes by determining the boiling point of water at a given altitude
2. (Surveying) any instrument used to calculate the heights of trees by triangulation

hypsometer

an instrument for measuring altitude by the relationship between atmospheric pressure and the boiling point of a liquid.
See also: Heights, Instruments
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Noun1.hypsometer - an altimeter that uses the boiling point of water to determine land elevationhypsometer - an altimeter that uses the boiling point of water to determine land elevation
altimeter - an instrument that measures the height above ground; used in navigation
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A hypsometer to measure the height of the lunar mountains, a sextant to take the height of the sun, glasses which would be useful as they neared the moon, all these instruments were carefully looked over, and pronounced good in spite of the violent shock.
An Army Corps of Foresters armed with hypsometers, transits, clinometers, and trigonometric calculators?
Foresters usually use Abney levels, clinometers, hypsometers, or transits to determine the height.