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statoscope

[stat-uh-skohp]
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noun
  1. an aneroid barometer for registering minute variations of atmospheric pressure.
  2. Aeronautics. an instrument for detecting a small rate of rise or fall of an aircraft.
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Origin of statoscope

1895–1900; stato- (see statoblast) + -scope
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British Dictionary definitions for statoscope

statoscope

noun
  1. a very sensitive form of aneroid barometer used to detect and measure small variations in atmospheric pressure, such as one used in an aircraft to indicate small changes in altitude
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statoscope in Science

statoscope

[stătə-skōp′]
  1. A barometer for measuring or recording very small variations in atmospheric pressure, often used as an instrument for indicating changes in the altitude of an aircraft.
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