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[ bar-uh-skohp ]
/ ˈbær əˌskoʊp /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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


/ (ˈbærəˌskəʊp) /


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