- 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.
Origin of statoscope
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- 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
- 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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.