nilometer

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Nilometer

(naɪˈlɒmɪtə)
n
(Physical Geography) archaic a graduated pillar by which the rise and fall of the Nile can be measured

nilometer

an instrument used for measuring the increase in the level of the River Nile during its flood period, consisting of a water chamber containing a graduated pillar. Also niloscope.
See also: Rivers
an instrument used for measuring the increase in the level of the River Nile during its flood period, consisting of a water chamber containing a graduated pillar. Also called Niloscope.
See also: Instruments
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The Nileometer is described as "public mood indicator" and once functioned as a measurement tool of the nile's water level.