Origin of barometer
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Examples from the Web for barometric
The barometric line—gives a value of 3/100H for each inch of change.Seasoning of Wood
Joseph B. Wagner
If there was a decline her barometric temperament registered the fact.Jennie Gerhardt
He made me tell him the temperature and the barometric pressure every hour for about a month!The Right Time
Is it then the attraction of magnetism which produces the barometric oscillations?The Philosophy of the Weather
Thomas Belden Butler
Assawa Lake is shown, by barometric measurement, to be 1,532 feet above the Gulf.
- an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure, usually to determine altitude or weather changes
- anything that shows change or impending changethe barometer of social change
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Word Origin and History for barometric
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- An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure. Barometers are used in determining height above sea level and in forecasting the weather. The two primary types of barometers are the aneroid and the mercury barometer.
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An instrument that measures atmospheric pressure.
In general, when the barometer falls in response to a drop in pressure, bad weather is approaching; when the barometer rises because of an increase in pressure, good weather will follow.
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