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aneroid

[an-uh-roid]
adjective
  1. using no fluid.
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noun
  1. aneroid barometer.
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Origin of aneroid

1840–50; a-6 + Greek nēr(ós) wet, fluid (akin to nân to flow) + -oid
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Examples from the Web for aneroid

Historical Examples

  • He learns much of triangulation and of aneroid computations.

    Oswald Langdon

    Carson Jay Lee

  • Pity that I had no aneroid barometer for ascertaining the elevation of that site.

  • Below this were a pipe-rack, an aneroid, and a clock with a hearty tick.

    The Riddle of the Sands

    Erskine Childers

  • The principle is employed in another form for the aneroid barometer (p. 329).

    How it Works

    Archibald Williams

  • A self-recording barometer (usually an aneroid) is called a barograph.

    Meteorology

    Charles Fitzhugh Talman


British Dictionary definitions for aneroid

aneroid

adjective
  1. not containing a liquid
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Word Origin

C19: from French, from an- + Greek nēros wet + -oid
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