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Related to barometry: barometric


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.


the art or science of barometric observation.
See also: Atmosphere, Weather
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