[ nef-uh-skohp ]
/ ˈnɛf əˌskoʊp /


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


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Origin of nephoscope

First recorded in 1880–85; nepho- + -scope Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for nephoscope

/ (ˈnɛfəˌskəʊp) /


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