[ stat-uh-skohp ]
/ ˈstæt əˌskoʊp /


an aneroid barometer for registering minute variations of atmospheric pressure.
Aeronautics. an instrument for detecting a small rate of rise or fall of an aircraft.

Nearby words

  1. statohm,
  2. statokinetic reflex,
  3. statolatry,
  4. statolith,
  5. stator,
  6. statotonic reflexes,
  7. stats,
  8. statto,
  9. statuary,
  10. statue

Origin of statoscope

1895–1900; stato- (see statoblast) + -scope Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for statoscope


/ (ˈstætəˌskəʊp) /


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Science definitions for statoscope


[ stătə-skōp′ ]

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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