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  1. Also called hypsometer. an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure, and sometimes altitude, from its effect upon the boiling point of a liquid.
  2. a form of barometer so constructed that it may also be used as a thermometer.

Origin of thermobarometer

First recorded in 1860–65; thermo- + barometer
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British Dictionary definitions for thermobarometer


  1. an apparatus that provides an accurate measurement of pressure by observation of the change in the boiling point of a fluid
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