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[mee-tee-awr-uh-graf, -grahf, -or-, mee-tee-er-uh-]
  1. an instrument for automatically recording various meteorological conditions, as barometric pressure and temperature, at the same time.
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Origin of meteorograph

First recorded in 1770–80; meteoro(logy) + -graph
Related formsme·te·or·o·graph·ic [mee-tee-awr-uh-graf-ik, -or-, mee-tee-er-uh-] /ˌmi tiˌɔr əˈgræf ɪk, -ˌɒr-, ˌmi ti ər ə-/, adjectiveme·te·o·rog·ra·phy [mee-tee-uh-rog-ruh-fee] /ˌmi ti əˈrɒg rə fi/, noun
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Examples from the Web for meteorograph

Historical Examples

  • Its Secci meteorograph, which had attracted much attention at Paris, was estimated to have cost 15,000 francs.

    The Introduction of Self-Registering Meteorological Instruments

    Robert P. Multhauf

  • On account of the greater stability and strength of the new kites, the meteorograph is suspended directly from the top kite.

    Sounding the Ocean of Air

    A. Lawrence Rotch

British Dictionary definitions for meteorograph


  1. obsolete an instrument that records various meteorological conditions
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Derived Formsmeteorographic or meteorographical, adjective
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meteorograph in Science


  1. An instrument that records simultaneously several meteorological conditions, such as temperature, barometric pressure, rainfall, humidity, and wind direction.
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