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orometer

[ aw-rom-i-ter, oh-rom- ]
/ ɔˈrɒm ɪ tər, oʊˈrɒm- /
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noun
an aneroid barometer with a scale giving elevations above sea level, used to determine land-surface altitudes.
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Origin of orometer

First recorded in 1875–80; oro-1 + -meter

OTHER WORDS FROM orometer

or·o·met·ric, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for orometer

orometer
/ (ɒˈrɒmɪtə) /

noun
an aneroid barometer with an altitude scale

Word Origin for orometer

C19: from oro- 1 (mountain, altitude) + -meter
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