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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
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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.
An excellent aneroid was drawn from the wadded box which contained it and hung on the wall.
There was an aneroid glass screwed above the couch.
The mercury barometer was largely superseded by the invention of the aneroid barometer in 1844 (aneroid means without fluid).
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The airplane was equipped with a tachometer, gravity needle oil gauge, clock, aneroid barometer and a large registering barograph.
Systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were measured with a pediatric aneroid sphygmomanometer (model BF683W; Omron Healthcare Inc.
Resting systolic and diastolic blood pressures (BP) of the patients were measured from both arms within a 5 min interval using an aneroid sphygmomanometer (Erkameter, Germany) before CV.
Brachial SBP and DBP were determined on the right arm by manual auscultation and aneroid sphygmomanometry every 2 minutes during rest (minutes 1, 3, and 5) and exercise, just prior to peak exercise, and during recovery, i.
The aneroid barometer was a newer addition to a field geologist's kit, being the lightest and most easily read instrument for determining altitude, although its readings varied with humidity and rough usage.
Arterial blood pressure was measured indirectly using an aneroid sphygmomanometer by the auscultatory method.