nephoscope

[ nef-uh-skohp ]
/ ˈnɛf əˌskoʊp /
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noun

an instrument for determining the speed and direction of cloud motion.

Nearby words

  1. nepho-,
  2. nephogram,
  3. nephograph,
  4. nephology,
  5. nephometer,
  6. nephr-,
  7. nephralgia,
  8. nephrectasis,
  9. nephrectomize,
  10. nephrectomy

Origin of nephoscope

First recorded in 1880–85; nepho- + -scope

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nephoscope

/ (ˈnɛfəˌskəʊp) /

noun

an instrument for measuring the altitude, velocity, and direction of movement of clouds
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