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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.
Banjo aneroids often have ornately carved cases, as here, one feature distinguishing them from the generally plainer mercury wheel barometers.
Grim at the National High Blood Pressure Education Program, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and American Heart Association Working Meeting on BP Measurement (2002), 35% of aneroids are inaccurate by at least 6 mmHg.