thermobarometer

[ thur-moh-buh-rom-i-ter ]

noun
  1. Also called hypsometer. an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure, and sometimes altitude, from its effect upon the boiling point of a liquid.

  2. a form of barometer so constructed that it may also be used as a thermometer.

Origin of thermobarometer

1
First recorded in 1860–65; thermo- + barometer

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British Dictionary definitions for thermobarometer

thermobarometer

/ (ˌθɜːməʊbəˈrɒmɪtə) /


noun
  1. an apparatus that provides an accurate measurement of pressure by observation of the change in the boiling point of a fluid

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