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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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barometer

an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure.
See also: Instruments
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barometer

An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
البارومتر: مِقياس الضَّغط الجَوّي
barometr
barometer
barométerlégnyomásmérő
loftvog
barometrasbarometrinis
barometrs
barometertlakomer
barometrebasınç ölçer

barometer

[bəˈrɒmɪtəʳ] Nbarómetro m
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barometer

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

n (lit, fig)Barometer nt
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barometer

[bəˈrɒmɪtəʳ] nbarometro
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barometer

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

n. barómetro, instrumento para medir la presión atmosférica.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
Then there are those new style of barometers, the long straight ones.
The instruments provided for the journey consisted of two barometers, two thermometers, two compasses, a sextant, two chronometers, an artificial horizon, and an altazimuth, to throw out the height of distant and inaccessible objects.
"Pray for me," he says upon the eve of each of his excursions, and returning, with an equal simplicity, he renders thanks "after supper in the little room where he kept his barometers."
Several thermometers, barometers, and telescopes were packed in the instrument case.
"The supporting power being estimated at 2500 pounds, and the united weights of the party amounting only to about 1200, there was left a surplus of 1300, of which again 1200 was exhausted by ballast, arranged in bags of different sizes, with their respective weights marked upon them - by cordage, barometers, telescopes, barrels containing provision for a fortnight, water-casks, cloaks, carpet-bags, and various other indispensable matters, including a coffee-warmer, contrived for warming coffee by means of slack-lime, so as to dispense altogether with fire, if it should be judged prudent to do so.
OBSERVING the steady fall of the barometer, Captain MacWhirr thought, "There's some dirty weather knocking about." This is precisely what he thought.
No barometer will give warning of an easterly gale, were it ever so wet.
We watched the weather all through that awful night, and kept an eye on the barometer, to be prepared for the least change.
An old piano, standing beneath a barometer, was covered with a pyramid of old books and boxes.
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.
"You'll be glad to hear," he was saying, "that the Barometer's beginning to move--"
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.