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Not using liquid.

[French anéroïde : Greek a-, without; see a-1 + Late Greek nēron, water; see newo- in Indo-European roots.]


not containing a liquid
[C19: from French, from an- + Greek nēros wet + -oid]


(ˈæn əˌrɔɪd)

using no fluid.
[1840–50; a-6 + Greek nēr(ós) wet, fluid (akin to nân to flow) + -oid]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aneroid - a barometer that measures pressure without using fluidsaneroid - a barometer that measures pressure without using fluids
altimeter - an instrument that measures the height above ground; used in navigation
barometer - an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
Adj.1.aneroid - containing no liquid or actuated without the use of liquidaneroid - containing no liquid or actuated without the use of liquid; "aneroid barometer"


A. ADJaneroide
B. CPD aneroid barometer Nbarómetro m aneroide
References in classic literature ?
An excellent aneroid was drawn from the wadded box which contained it and hung on the wall.
Now, upon his assigning some duty to his fellow-Professor (it was only the carrying of an aneroid barometer), the matter suddenly came to a head.
There were an aneroid and another box-shaped instrument hanging from the ring.
There was an aneroid glass screwed above the couch.
A Your doctor's monitor is called an aneroid sphygmomanometer, and these are typically more accurate than digital models.
Methods * In the trial part of this study, we recorded BP measurements by an aneroid sphygmomanometer with patients seated first on an examination table, a commonly observed practice, and second in the standard seated position as defined by the American Heart Association.
For this purpose, the patient blows into the mouthpiece of an aneroid manometer up to 40 mmHg for 15 s.
The increase in performance was achieved with the help of new turbochargers with modified compressor machining, smaller wastegate aneroid capsule and sharpened engine mapping.