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Related to radiosonde: rawinsonde
An instrument carried aloft, chiefly by balloon, to gather and transmit meteorological data.
[German, Radiosonde : radio-, radio- + Sonde, probe, plumb bob (from French sonde; see sonde).]
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(General Physics) an airborne instrument used to send meteorological information back to earth by radio. Also called: radiometeorograph
[C20: radio- + French sonde sounding line]
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ra•di•o•sonde(ˈreɪ di oʊˌsɒnd)
an instrument carried aloft by balloon to transmit meteorological data by radio.
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An instrument that is carried into the atmosphere, usually by balloon, to gather and transmit information about the weather.
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