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baroscope

[ bar-uh-skohp ]
/ ˈbær əˌskoʊp /
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noun

an instrument showing roughly the variations in atmospheric pressure.

Nearby words

barophoresis, baroque, baroque organ, baroreceptor, baroreflex, baroscope, baroscopic, barosinusitis, barostat, baroswitch, barothermograph

Origin of baroscope

First recorded in 1655–65; baro- + -scope
Related formsbar·o·scop·ic [bar-uh-skop-ik] /ˌbær əˈskɒp ɪk/, bar·o·scop·i·cal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for baroscope

  • In my Baroscope, I have never found the Quicksilver higher than 30.

    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666|Various
  • Sometimes (I say not often) the Baroscope yields not to other very great changes of the Air.

British Dictionary definitions for baroscope

baroscope

/ (ˈbærəˌskəʊp) /

noun

any instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure, esp a manometer with one side open to the atmosphere
Derived Formsbaroscopic (ˌbærəˈskɒpɪk), adjective
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